Limited Edition Saab Convertible celebrates first year of independence

  • 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.

23 February 2011


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