ITV have a little snippet with a great photo I haven’t seen before. The article is on the UK pricing of the 9-3 Sportcombi, for which UK Saab dealers are already taking orders. Here’s the pic:
As to the content, well, if you’re a pom you’ll be forking out another 1,000 quid over the top of the Sport Sedan for your base SportCombi.
The range starts with a £17,995 entry-level car with the most basic trim and a naturally-aspirated 1.8-litre engine. Then come the Linear, Linear Sport, Vector and Vector Sport, all of which have five engine options – that 1.8 again, plus turbocharged 1.8- and two-litre petrol version, and the 1.9 TiD turbo diesel in 120bhp and 150bhp forms. Prices for these range from £19,295 for the Linear 1.8i to £24,340 for the Vector Sport 2.0 Turbo.
Finally, there are two high-performance Aero versions. One of them uses the two-litre turbo engine, but with maximum power uprated from 175bhp to 210bhp. The other gets a new 2.8-litre V6 Turbo which produces 250bhp. Prices for these cars are £25,495 and £27,795 respectively.
It ain’t cheap, but then again it ain’t ordinary either. Here’s another pic to get you all thinking. As always, CLICK to enlarge.