Saab announced the lineup for 2011 Geneva Motor Show, which is a special event for them in the first year of independence. Along with the 9-5 and 9-3 range, Saab will also show a concept car hinting at the future design language.
The new Saab 9-5 SportWagon and the SportCombi as shown in the video below are among the most exciting cars the Swedish car maker will bring to the show. The 9-3 MY12 line-up also includes some fascinating models including the special Independence edition.
But the absolute highlight of Saab’s stand at the Geneva show will be the new concept model that shows what the future models will look like. Conceived by a team under new Saab Design Director Jason Castriota, the concept’s sleek visual execution introduces styling themes drawn from Saab’s unique Scandinavian and aircraft-inspired design heritage. Cutting-edge technologies include all wheel drive with an electrically powered rear axle and a ground-breaking car communications platform using the Android operating system.
World Premiere: New Saab 9-5 SportWagon
Sharing the limelight, but no less important, the much awaited Saab 9-5 SportWagon also makes its world debut. This five-door partner for the new 9-5 Saloon will offer a compelling alternative choice in the large wagon segment and, in the UK, is expected to sell in even greater volumes than its four-door peer.
Launch of Saab 9-3 MY12 range
The 9-3 range is revitalised with the introduction of the 9-3 MY12 line-up, replacing current Saloon, SportWagon, Convertible and 9-3X specifications. It includes refreshed exterior and interior styling, backed by more powerful, fuel-efficient engines. The new petrol turbos feature direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and twin scroll turbocharger. Further fine tuning enables a remarkable 119 g/km CO2 and 62.8 mpg combined cycle fuel consumption for the SportWagon with 180 hp twin turbo diesel power.
Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition
Saab is celebrating the first anniversary of its independence by unveiling an exclusive 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition, of which just 366 examples will be produced of which only 80 will be available in the UK. Sharing the 9-3 MY12 enhancements and based on Aero specification, it has a unique, Amber Orange metallic paint finish, a limited edition serial number etched into the rear side windows, distinctive interior trim and comprehensive standard equipment.