Saab refreshes 9-3 range

  • Updated cars have new look and new engines
  • Trims simplified, cars on sale in April
  • No word on price changes yet
The Saab 9-3
The Saab 9-3
Saab has revised its 9-3, offering a refreshed look, new engines and better efficiency for the saloon, estate, convertible and 9-3X ranges.

All models have new front bumpers and headlights, a redesigned grille and a rear spoiler.

Saab has updated the 9-3's interior too, with a new instrument panel, cabin decor and seat upholstery. There are just two trims now – SE and Aero.

There are two new direct-injection petrol engines – with 161bhp or 217bhp. Saab says fuel economy and CO2 emissions have been improved by 4%.

The petrol engines join the existing 1.9 diesel that comes in 128bhp, 158bhp and 178bhp variants.

The most-powerful diesel engine has also been tweaked, so that in the estate version it now emits 119g/km of CO2, dropping it down into VED tax band C, which is just £30 per year.

First deliveries of the new cars will be in April, however Saab has yet to reveal prices.

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