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    • Saab celebrates year of independence with launch of numbered limited edition
    • Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition based on Aero specification
    • Unique color and interior trim features
    • Choice of three turbo engines: diesel, gasoline and BioPower

    Trollhättan, Sweden: Saab is celebrating the first anniversary of its independence by launching an exclusive Independence Edition of its 9-3 Convertible. Just 366 examples will be produced, one for each day during the first year and one extra for the start of a second year.

    Unveiled at Saab’s assembly plant in Trollhättan as part of a day of celebration, the Independence Edition features a unique, Amber Orange metallic paint finish. It is based on top-of-the-line Griffin Aero specification and includes a limited edition number etched into the rear side windows.

    The Independence Edition is further distinguished by:

    • Five spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels with a satin chrome/black finish
    • Orange trimmed beige sports leather seats and glovebox
    • Carbon-fiber look leather finish for the instrument panel, handbrake, gearshift molding and door handles
    • Driver ‘welcome’ message in instrument display, unique turbo boost gauge
    • Orange stitched sports leather steering wheel and carpet mats with grey piping

    The powertrain choice comprises a 180 hp, 1.9-liter two-stage turbo diesel; a 220 hp, 2.0-liter gasoline turbo with direct injection and variable valve timing, and a Biopower version able to run on any combination of gasoline or E85 fuel. All engines are available with six-speed automatic or manual transmissions.

    The Independence Edition follows a successful tradition of special Saab Convertible models launched at springtime. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the start of sales for the first Saab Convertible.

    Comments 1 Comment
    1. nordwulf's Avatar
      nordwulf -
      Some very nice pictures on Flickr here: Independence Day - a set on Flickr

      That would be an awesome color for the sedan and wagon.

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