The Saab 9-3s are sporty and dynamic cars featuring progressive Scandinavian design and a powerful turbocharged engine. Known for their leading turbo technology Saab hasn't neglected safety, luxury, and style. New for 2012 the 9-3 has been renamed the 9-3 Griffin and is distinguished by new front bumpers and headlamps, and refreshed interior trim. The turbocharged engine has been revised and now gives 220-hp. Both the manual and automatic are now six-speed transmissions.The 9-3 Griffin is available in three body styles; a four-door Sport Sedan, a two-door soft-top Convertible, and a four-door wagon called the SportCombi. All are powered by a revised for 2012, high-output, 220-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.The Convertible features front-wheel drive while the Sport Sedan and SportCombi are available with either front-wheel drive or the XWD all-wheel drive system. The 9-3X SportCombi includes a higher ride height, roof rails and other features to make it more suitable for rougher roads. Standard safety features include front and side airbags as well as Saabs' anti-whiplash Active Head Restraints. The Sport Sedan and SportCombi include side curtain airbags and the Convertible includes side airbag head extensions and rollover protection.For 2012, the Saab 9-3 Griffin is mainly a carryover from 2011 with a restyled front bumper and refreshed interior trim.