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The Saab 9-3 SportCombi : 2006 – Present

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The Saab 9-3 Sport Combi was launched in 2005 in Trollhattan, Sweden as the 4 millionth car to be produced by Saab. The first model came as a 2006 Model year as a 5-door wagon, while adopting the “Combi” phrasing as a throwback to the Combi Coupe launch back in 1974.

The SportCombi was an addition to the 9-3 Sport Sedan model, but a design continuation of both the 9-3X Concept Car as well as the 9-3 Sport Hatch Concept designed by Einar Hareide, Taras Czorny, as well as Anthony Lo & Michael Mauer.

The Saab 9-3 SportCombi continues to be produced in Trollhattan, Sweden.

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The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan : 2003 – Present

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .

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The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan global launch took place at the Canary Islands and marked the first Saab in the lineage since 1974 to be without a hatchback.

The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan or 9-3 SS for short, was designed by Einar Hareide and is produced in Trollhattan, Sweden.

It has the highest crash test safety rating by the IIHS in comparison to the 9-3 and NG900 in 2004.

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The Saab 9-3 Convertible : 1999 – 2003

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .

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The Saab 9-3 convertible was added in 1999 as an addition to the 9-3 model lineup.

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The Saab 9-3 : 1999 – 2002

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .

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The Saab 9-3 model which began as 1999 model year, was a refresh and continuation of the NG900.

Externally, the 9-3 did not look much different than the NG900, however there were some updates including a grille and brakelight and rear deck. In terms of the inside, the 9-5’s Saab Active Head Restraint system was carried over.

Over 1,100 changes to the vehicle took place such as chassis, and otherwise changing the driving and handling characteristics.

A rare performance model titled the Viggen variant debuted and was an instant success.

The 9-3 ended in 2002, effectively ending becoming the last hatchback model for Saab to produce since the introduction to the Combi Coupe all the way back in 1974.

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Exterior: Three door Coupé or Five door hatchback. front and rear spoilers. 1,830kgs
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The Saab 9-5 Wagon : 1999 – 2009

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .

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The Saab 9-5 Wagon, a continuation of the 9-5 Sedan lineup, and a throwback to the SAAB 95 (1959-1978), debuted at the Paris Auto Show in 1998 as a 1999 model year.

The Saab 9-5 wagon was designed by Einar Hareide and Tony Catignani, was also Trollhättan, Sweden.

Over the 9-5’s Wagon’s lifetime, much like the sedan it has undergone two exterior facelifts, once in 2002 and again in 2006. The 9-5’s final production model will be titled the “Griffin Edition” as a 2009 model year.

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The Saab 9-5 Sedan : 1998 – 2009

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .

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The Saab 9-5 Sedan, a successor to the 9000 was first shown in 1997 and made its North American debut at the Saab Owners Convention in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

The Saab 9-5 was highly regarded by the press and came with a first of its kind asymetrically turbocharged V-6 engine. The 9-5, designed by Einar Hareide and Tony Catignani.

Over the 9-5’s lifetime, it has undergone two exterior facelifts, once in 2002 and again in 2006. The 9-5’s final production model will be titled the “Griffin Edition” as a 2009 model year.

The Saab 9-5 was manufactured in Trollhättan, Sweden for its entire 11 year lifetime.

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The Saab 900 NG Convertible : 1995 – 1998

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .

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The new generation Saab 900 Convertible debuted in 1995 as a continuation of the model lineup from the NG 900 that debuted a year earlier.

The NG900 Convertible is more than 70% more structurally ridid than the previous 900 convertible and was also styled by Einar Hariede and built in Uusikaupunki, Finland.

The fisrt year for the production of the convertible took place in 1995, a year after the last 900 convertible, and the production for the ng 900 convertible ended in 1998.

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The Saab 9000 CS : 1993 – 1998

Posted on 01. Dec, 2008 by .

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The Saab 9000 CS body style was introduced as a 1993 model year, ending the 9000 CC body style. The 9000 CS body style also was adapted to the 9000 CD in 1995 as well.

The 9000 CS was notable as it had a lower profile nose, complete with a more aerodynamic stance, with integrated fog lights on the front, while it had the largest carrying ability ever with over 55 cubic feet.

The final Saab 9000 – No. 503 087 – rolled out of the factory on 6 May 1998 for delivery to the Saab Car Museum.

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