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We brought you spy shots of the updated Saab 9-3 SportCombi wagon a couple of weeks ago, but a similarly updated Saab 9-3 Convertible has just been caught in the same area and this one's not covered in snow. The new grille inspired by the Aero X is present and we can see clearly now how the new curved hood meets up with it. The front and rear bumpers are both new, and the door handles for the new 9-3 will reportedly come straight off the Euro-market Cadillac BLS (they're not using them, so why not?), though this mule is still wearing the current car's handles. Let's face it, these are mild face lifts to the 9-3 line of cars, even if the new grilles do manage to spiff them up a bit. Where's an all-new 9-3, though? For that matter, a lot of Saab fanatics out there want there hatch back, jack.
[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Give us a two door hatch that has a little Delta Emblem on the side that says Viggen por favor (and the accompanying underhood features as well of course).
      • 7 Years Ago
      hey come on now SAAb is worthless? they make some of the best cars in the world! i would never go back to an american car! lets see if i remember right gm got rid of all there good models. they killed off the camaro. they changed the name of the cavilier to colbalt for some dumb reason. if anybodys lost ITS GM! and yes SAAb would do better on its own. they cared more about there cars when they where alone. not just about money. i p1ss on gm!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6 I think the same thing Saab is one of the most aimless European car companies, to start with the company is under a crisis due to GM's over, I mean over badge engineering. Saab is better off being sold or even better yet defunct.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I could have been a good vehicle, had Saab changed models more frequently than once in 60 years. But GM is too focuses on how to “improve” all that natural crap – Malibu, Maxx and other usual GM models. Wake up, they were never good and will never be good. Invest money into something that was nice at least at some point.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't care for this facelift... I like the currect styling... the current 9-5 has a bit of this styled nose already, and I prefer the current. The headlight treadment is not too bad, but I prefer the current grill much better.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To me, Saab has designed themselves into a corner with their chosen corporate face. The combination of verticle and horizontal lines is just going to look conoluted no matter what you do. The Aero showed the front end at about as attractive as it probably can ever get. Anything that falls short will just be that much uglier. I say this as a Saab owner BTW. There are plenty of other things I like about Saabs but the grille isn't among them. Kind of like Audi's these days.
      • 8 Years Ago
      XWD will be added to this new model year car as well so it's not merely a styling change. With XWD being added, expect some extra horsepower on the Aero model at least.