2008 Saab 9-3 Convertible
Earlier this month, spy photographers brought us the first images of a prototype 2008 Saab 9-3 Wagon, expected to go on sale later this year. Now, photographers have snapped images of the 9-3 Convertible, which will receive a similar restyling.
The car's new nose is inspired by the Aero-X concept car, which will be used as the basis for all upcoming Saab designs. Other trademarks from the concept include the smaller side grilles and a v-shaped hood.
Expect some chrome in the grille and also a chrome strip on the upper side of the headlamps. Both the front bumper and the bumper in the back are new, and together with the missing dÃ©cor stripes on the doors as well on the bumpers, it gives the new 9-3 a cleaner look. The shape of the rear lights will remain the same, but there will be optional LED lights.
Rumours are also circuiting about a special high performance model, called the "Black Turbo." Delivering 300 hp and four-wheel drive, this model aims to put Saab in league with other prestige brands like BMW and Mercedes.