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Saab halts next 9-3 development, may radically downsize next-gen

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on May 10th, 2008 at 9:32AM

Click image above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Saab 9-3 Tougher emissions and fuel economy regulations in Europe and the United States have forced Saab to put the brakes on development of the next-generation 9-3. The current Saab 9-3 is built on GM's Epsilon platform (shared with the Opel Vectra, Chevrolet Malibu, and Pontiac G6). The next-gen model was set to be based on the longer and wider GM Epsilon II platform (used for the 2009 Saab 9-5). However, Saab and parent company General Motors are considering radically downsizing the model to fit GM's upcoming 'Global premium compact'... Read More

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