And I thought I was ahead of the curve on Saab stuff!!!!!
The ink is rarely dry on the printing of documentation for the MY08 Saab and 9-3 and already World Car Fans have published an image from Hans Lehmann that they say is the next generation (i.e. Epsilon 2) Saab 9-3.
They’re saying that there are mules traveling around in Sweden at the moment dressed up as Opel Vectras. WCF say these are test vehicles for the new car, which would tie-in well with an email that was in my inbox this morning:
The last week on my way to and from work on the roads around [Trollhattan] I’ve met a few white Opel Vectra sedans that immediately triggered my “that doesn’t look quite right”-feeling. The wheel track of the cars have been widened something like 5-8 cm per side and one of the cars was a lot higher than a regular car, more like an Audi Allroad or Volvo XC70.
Whilst the sketch is speculative, its good to hear two independant sources converging on the fact that these mules are going around.
My email source’s first thought was that the test vehicle was more likely a 9-5. Lehmann forecasts a 9-3.
Either way, I’ll be happy!
Thanks M and S&N!