The 2019 Saab 9-3 is a compact executive car originally developed and manufactured by the Swedish carmaker Saab. The Saab 9-3 was first based on the GM2900 platform and then changed to the GM Epsilon platform. Other vehicles using this platform included the Opel Vectra and Cadillac BLS. The last owners of Saab, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), put together the 9-3 sedan as the only model of Saab. The 2008 series, first presented at the Saab Festival in Trollhättan, Sweden, features new front styling inspired by the Saab Aero-X and Saab 9-2X, the first LED uses signature lighting in the revised headlights, new door panels, a new bonnet, a new rear bumper and an ice block with an ice block.
Black replaced charcoal gray as an interior color. Snow Silver has become a new color. The 2.8T V6 with the Aero models received light yields from 250hp to 255hp. A few extra exterior changes are available on the limited edition XWD 280 horsepower (210 kW) 9-3 Turbo X, presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Saab 9-3 Aero Carlsson
2010 marked the 50th anniversary of Erik Carlsson’s first victory for Saab at the RAC Rally in a Saab 96. A limited-edition 96 Aero Carlsson 9-3 was released at a cost of £ 26,495. The 9-3 Aero Carlsson has Saab’s cross-wheel drive (XWD), a turbocharged engine, 2.8-liter V6 that delivers 280 hp and 400 Nm of torque through an automatic 6-speed Centronics.
Saab 9-3 ePower
The Saab 9-3 ePower electric car was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in 2010 and became Saab’s first electric vehicle. The ePower concept car is based on the 9-3 SportWagon, has a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, a top speed of 150 km / h (93 mph) and an estimated driving range of 200 km (120 miles).
Saab has planned to conduct a two-year trial with 70 ePower protesters in Sweden. The new owner of the Saab estate, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, initially said they were planning to start manufacturing the all-electric 9-3 ePower which will be launched in late 2013 or early China.
The production release is expected to be unveiled at the 2014 Frankfurt Motor Show and the launch of the market in 2015. In April 2014, NEVS began production of a group of 200 units to be tested in Qingdao, China in mid-2014 be. Following the test, sales will begin in 2015 in Sweden.