Saab Oz get “Lux” to replace “Sport”

I was just taking a look over the Saab Australia site to get some images for something I’m planning, when I noticed this in the Saab 9-3 range.

Saab 9-3 range

Where it says “Vector Lux” there, it used to say “Vector Sport”. Without the old spec sheet here I can’t tell how much it varies, whether it’s a luxury pack or just a re-naming.

The hard part, and the reason why it’s a surprising development worthy of noting here, is that there was nothing mentioned about this at the Australian release, nor is there anything in the press material at GM Media about it. I’ll have to go through my copies of the presentations made at the Oz release to see if it was covered verbally.

For the record, the stated features above the Vector are listed as follows:

    Bi-xenon headlamps with automatic levelling
    Healamp washers
    Electric front seats, driver’s with memory
    Electrical foldable mirrors

One of the things that was spelled out at the Australian release of the 2008 Saab 9-3 was that you could have pretty much any engine with any trim level, with the exception of the V6. Want a Linear spec with a 2.0T? No problem.

This gives Saab Oz a very versatile lineup. When you take into account the three body styles, numerous engines and trim levels, the number of possible configurations was well into the forties.

So, if you were after a Vector Sport 9-3 in 2008, you may be out of luck. But I’m sure a Vector Lux will do the job OK šŸ˜‰

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  1. Hi Swade,
    I believe Linear Sport is no longer “Sports” either as they have removed the sports suspension from Linear Sports and Vector Lux (Sport). A option now for $750. Only the Aero comes standard with sports suspension. TEl 4 is standard across the range now. It was a $1000 option.

  2. Yes, sports Chassis has been removed from Linear Sport. However you can’t option a 2.0T into any Linear. The Linear range still come with the 2.0t and 1.9 TiD and the BioPower, its the Vector range that has been expanded to include all engines except for the v6.

  3. Thanks for the correction, KD. I was writing of the fly (always dangerous) based on the impression retained from the launch. It’s still a very flexible range, regardless.

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