I thought it appropriate to do a summary of the story of the last 48 hours or so: the release of pictures for the exterior and interior of the 2007 model Saab 9-3. This was certainly unexpected, but welcome.
The new interior is touted as being inspired by the refreshed 9-5 interior as well as a flashback to the classic Saab 900. That trimline around the dash certainly is reminiscent of the C900, no doubt about it. And the full images look better than the original pre-release photo that was debuted on this site a few weeks ago.
I’m willling to say I’m warming to things a little more after seeing these, though I’ve still got my reservations about the audio and climate systems. I really think they need to be further differentiated from the rest of GM’s stable.
The exterior is largely unchanged, although the wheels look a little different to me (can someone Australian tell me: do they look like Commodore wheels to you?)
Slightly larger exterior shots are available here.