Automobile have published their preview article on the new 9-3.
It’s a good read, but I have to take issue with one little part of it right from the get-go. Here’s the offending part:
The new 9-3 is still a compact executive car geared to compete against BMW’s 3-Series and the like, and continues to be based on the Opel Vectra and Cadillac BLS architecture
See, the whole architecture and vehicle platform thing is a great idea from a manufacturer’s point of view. But geez, does it ever create some misunderstanding when it’s not written up properly in the press.
With that out of the way, please feel free to click through for a good little precis about the car. I’m left with a constant smile after reading any new writeup about the 2008 Saab 9-3. It’s a cracker of a car and the press are being positive about it right across the board.
All in all, the new Saab 9-3 range should satisfy die hard Saab enthusiasts and new buyers alike. It still retains all the technical innovations fans of the brand have grown to appreciate, and once again they’re inside a well recognized shell.
Though there’s also this….
It’s good see that Saab retains at least 60-percent of components exclusive to the brand, and that the 9-3 still gets assembled in Trollhättan, Sweden. A fact that Swedish loyalists must be proud of.
Um, yeah. Just don’t mention Russelsheim, OK?
Regardless of the two oversights mentioned so far, it’s a good read and will give those that are curious another good insight as to what is one heck of a great new car.