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9-3 SportsHatch, Its coming...


Ion Pulse
02-09-2005, 03:48 PM
The SportsHatch is finally going to be unveiled at the forthcoming Geneva motorshow. I'am particularly excitied about the arrival of this car as it seems to me that this may be the car that saves Saab from the cluches of total GM badge-engineering. I mean if this car looks anything like the concept(which Saab assures us it will), it will look fabulous and combine all the great things about the 9-3SportSaloon in a more practical package. The SportsHatch will be offered with the same engines as the Saloon along with the recently launched 1.9litre diesels from Fiat. I also hope this car will go on sale in the US and Canada where it can show the 9-2X what a real Saab is ment to be like, I mean they are in direct competition(except from AWD) same size, similar turbocharged petrol engines and a similar 'lifestyle' market. The 9-2X is ment to be Subaru, I mean who would like the next Impreza based on a 9-3(eh Vectra!!!)? :eek7:

edonis
02-12-2005, 05:14 AM
The SportsHatch is finally going to be unveiled at the forthcoming Geneva motorshow. I'am particularly excitied about the arrival of this car as it seems to me that this may be the car that saves Saab from the cluches of total GM badge-engineering. I mean if this car looks anything like the concept(which Saab assures us it will), it will look fabulous and combine all the great things about the 9-3SportSaloon in a more practical package. The SportsHatch will be offered with the same engines as the Saloon along with the recently launched 1.9litre diesels from Fiat. I also hope this car will go on sale in the US and Canada where it can show the 9-2X what a real Saab is ment to be like, I mean they are in direct competition(except from AWD) same size, similar turbocharged petrol engines and a similar 'lifestyle' market. The 9-2X is ment to be Subaru, I mean who would like the next Impreza based on a 9-3(eh Vectra!!!)? :eek7:

I'm looking forward to the release! However, I wouldn't say that the 9-2X and 9-3SH/SC are direct competitors. The 9-2X is a much smaller car and less luxurious and plush. Yes, they've both got turbos but the Saabaru is powered by boxer engines and the 9-3 is not :) But oh well, if people are so stupid that they would buy a 9-2X over a 9-3, go ahead. At least it's better than an Impreza (if not by much) due to better styling...

DanSaab
03-29-2005, 11:32 PM
I cant wait to see the hatch out either. Should be exciting :)

Jaguar D-Type
05-25-2005, 11:57 PM
The 2006 Saab 9-3 SportCombi looks nice.

http://photos.velocityjournal.com/images/full/2005/177/sa200693wagon1776806.jpg

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