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Third Generation Saab 9-3 Images Emerge, Show What Could Have Been

In 2011, then Saab owner Spyker announced that a new 9-3 sedan would be launched in 2012. It was supposed to be built using the Phoenix platform, featuring a new type of infotainment system and new generation petrol diesel and even electric engines.
Third Generation Saab 9-3 4 photos
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Unfortunately, the death of the Swedish carmaker killed that plan before it could reach production. The last 9-3 were finished on February 22, 2012, the so called Independence Edition convertible models that were finished by a large dealer.

This signalled the end for one of Europe's most unique sedans. Thanks to a few leaked images discovered by Auto Motor und Sport magazine, we can show you what the new Saab 9-3 would have looked like. These are official renderings created under the leadership of Jason Castriota.

The images show an evocative shape reminiscent of the fastback shape of the old 900 that was built from 1978 to 1993. The front and side show a similar shape to that of the bigger 9-5.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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