Press Release: Saab GB annouces new prices and specifications for 9-3 range.

  • 9-3 MY12 prices start from £21,495 OTR
  • Refreshed exterior and interior styling
  • Generous standard equipment levels across the range
  • Most powerful sub 120g/km Saloon and Estate on sale in the UK
  • Most powerful sub 160g/km petrol Saloon and Estate on sale in the UK
  • Most powerful zero first year VED Estate and Saloon in the UK
  • Reduced emissions and improved performance across the range

Saab GB is pleased to announce prices and specifications for the new and improved 9-3 model range which goes on sale in UK dealerships next month.

With a raft of improvements including two new petrol turbo engines, enhanced specification, lower emissions and improved performance, the 9-3 range has become even more attractive and competitive than ever.

More Equipment

Saab is renowned in the motor industry for offering high levels of standard equipment in its vehicles. Standard features across the range include alloy wheels, leather trimmed interior, heated front seats, park assist and Bluetooth phone integration system along with a host of safety systems including electronic stability programme, six airbags and Saab Active Head Restraints . All MY12 9-3 models now come with automatic dimming mirrors inside and outside the vehicle, electric folding mirrors and automatic rain sensor wipers as standard, a customer saving of £400.

There are two levels of specifications, SE and Aero.

Fresh looks

The MY12 9-3 range receives a fresh face and is distinguished by new front bumpers, ‘ice block’ headlamps and a new grille. At the rear, the Saab wordmark replaces badging on the chrome trim and all Saloon variants receive a boot-mounted aerodynamic spoiler.

Inside, the cabin features titanium metallic-effect trim around the instrument panel, gearshift moulding, doors and glovebox. SE models are fitted with Leather Appointed comfort seats, while Aero models feature new graphite-fibre around the instrument panel, gearshift moulding, doors and glovebox and Leather Sport seats with contrast stitching.

Class-leading fuel efficiency

Under the bonnet, two new 2.0-litre petrol turbo engines produce 163hp and 220hp and include direct injection, variable valve timing and twin-scroll turbocharging. Both of these engines will be available with a six-speed manual and automatic transmission. In terms of CO2 per unit of horsepower, the new manual 220hp 2.0-litre petrol 9-3 Aero Saloon and SportWagon raises the bar for efficient performance and is the most powerful sub 160g/km petrol engine vehicle on sale in the UK.

Like its sibling, the 9-3 1.9-litre manual twin turbo diesel line-up also offers class-leading CO2 emissions of just 119g/km in both the Saloon and SportWagon. The MY12 9-3 SportWagon can now claim the title of being the most powerful zero first year VED estate car available in the UK and is a perfect choice for company car users, and a cost-effective option for customers keen to reduce fuel consumption and their carbon footprint.

Competitive Pricing

Saab’s vehicle pricing has always been highly competitive and the new 9-3 range will offer customers an even greater value-for-money proposition.  With all the model year upgrades on offer; new interior and exterior enhancements, increased standard specification, powerful twin turbo diesel and petrol engines, low CO2 emissions and impressive fuel economy, customers will find the 9-3 range even more attractive than before.

Charles Toosey, Managing Director at Saab GB, said: “We are very confident that the 9-3 range will be a great success in the UK and will appeal to motorists wanting a high performance, low emissions vehicle, with high levels of standard equipment and competitive pricing.”

Saab MY12 Saloon Price List:  

 Trim Fuel Engine HP Transmission CO2 (g/km)On-the-RoadPrice (OTR)
SEDiesel1.9 TTiD130Manual 6-speed119£22,495
1.9 TTiD160
160
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
119
153
£22,995
£24,530
1.9 TTiD180
180
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
119
153
£23,495
£25,030
Petrol2.0t163
163
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
155
185
£21,495
£22,875
AeroDiesel1.9 TTiD180
180
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
129
153
£26,995
£28,530
Petrol2.0T220
220
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
155
185
£27,245
£28,770
2.0 T XWD220
220
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
194
206
£29,255
£30,760

 

MY12 Saab 9-3 SportWagon Price List:

 Trim Fuel Engine HP Transmission CO2 (g/km)On-the-RoadPrice (OTR)
SEDiesel1.9 TTiD130Manual 6-speed119£23,620
1.9 TTiD160
160
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
119
159
£24,120
£25,655
1.9 TTiD180
180
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
119
159
£24,620
£26,155
Petrol2.0t163
163
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
159
190
£22,620
£24,270
AeroDiesel1.9 TTiD180
180
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
135
159
£28,230
£29,655
Petrol2.0T220
220
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
159
190
£28,370
£30,020
2.0 T XWD220
220
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
195
209
£30,380
£31,885
9-3XDiesel1.9 TTiD180
180
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
135
159
£26,495
£27,920
Petrol2.0 T XWD220
220
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
195
209
£27,620
£29,125

 

MY12 Saab 9-3 Convertible Price List:

 Trim Fuel Engine HP Transmission CO2 (g/km)On-the-RoadPrice (OTR)
SEDiesel1.9 TTiD160
160
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
137
162
£27,495
£28,920
1.9 TTiD180
180
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
137
162
£27,995
£29,420
Petrol2.0t 163
163
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
173
199
£27,495
£29,050
AeroDiesel1.9 TTiD180
180
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
137
162
£31,745
£33,170
Petrol2.0T220
220
Manual 6-speed
Automatic 6-speed
173
199
£31,995
£33,550
rodmylon
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rodmylon
5 years 6 months ago

Nice! Hopefully this gets some news impact over there. =)
(But remember to add “Press release” to all press-releases’ headers (for all in the new SU-team!))

lala
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lala
5 years 6 months ago

and use twitter

Peter, Sweden
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Peter, Sweden
5 years 6 months ago

Like this:

Press Release: Saab GB annouces new prices and specifications for 9-3 range.

🙂

Daniel G
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Daniel G
5 years 6 months ago

Is 160g/km some magic number in UK, as 120g/km is?

AyrshireXC90
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AyrshireXC90
5 years 6 months ago

Not exactly – the band is 151-165 (G)

Jacob
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Jacob
5 years 6 months ago

Pricing seems okay, a little under the current scheme. But no 9-3X pricing?

ayrshireXC90
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ayrshireXC90
5 years 6 months ago

Its in the estate price box.

Bernard
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Bernard
5 years 6 months ago

That makes the base 9-3 $12000 cheaper in the UK than in Canada, taxes in. Even the Aero is cheaper than the base Canadian 9-3, by about $3000 (more like $15000 when you compare Aero-to-Aero).
I realize that some of that difference is due to the cost of selling cars in a large country with a small population, but it’s still a lot .

Jason Petho
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Jason Petho
5 years 6 months ago

+1

J Fan
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J Fan
5 years 6 months ago
Well… hmm.. I’m a little surprised/disappointed – not sure which! I don’t live in the UK, and it doesn’t affect me personally, but I would have loved to have seen a ‘run out’ price of £19,995. In fact, I thought the Griffin name indicated as much, but I must be wrong. Now, as people often mention around here, Saab is not a charity, and you have to pay to get what you want in this world, and you can’t expect heavy discounts etc. but, this car will only be around for another year or two max. Objectively, it’s 8/9 years… Read more »
Jacob
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Jacob
5 years 6 months ago
Hi J Fan, To take the 150bhp/240Nm S60 in ES-spec: equipped comparably with the Saab 9-3 Griffin SE (with 163bhp/320Nm), it costs GBP 25.435 whereas the 9-3 costs only GBP 21.495. A complete comparison list (compared to 9-3 Griffin Sedan 2.0T SE at GBP 21.495): – Volvo S40 2.0 ES (2.0 145bhp/185Nm): GBP 21.710 – Volvo S60 T3 ES (1.6T 150bhp/240Nm): GBP 25.435 – Audi A4 1.8 TFSI SE (1.8T 160bhp/250Nm): GBP 27.240 – BMW 320i (2.0 170bhp/210Nm): GBP 27.430 – Vauxhall Insignia SRi 1.6T (1.6T 180bhp/230Nm): GBP 24.455 – Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE (1.8T 160bhp/250Nm): GBP 23.715 – Ford… Read more »
Troels, Denmark
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5 years 6 months ago

So the Saab are even cheaper then Mondeo and Insignia? Amazing! 🙂
Are they getting to cheap? 😉
At least I would not for a moment consider one of the other mentioned cars even if the Saab was a little more expensive then those competitors.

SteveW
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SteveW
5 years 6 months ago

The Ford, and I think the Vauxhall, RRPs are pure fantasy. No one actually pays those prices, huge and I mean HUGE discounts are available on Fords in the UK.

OddJob
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OddJob
5 years 6 months ago

Notice the difference in torque between those cars – 320 Nm in Griffin!

RS
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RS
5 years 6 months ago

Which means the 9-3 will drive circles even around the Bimmer on the highway in real life. There are not that many who have the heart to downshift into second gear going 70-80 kph. Saab must have a mighty power advantage at lower revs over the competition.

J Fan
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J Fan
5 years 6 months ago

That figure is impressive..! In fact, that entry petrol ‘163’ with that torque and 155 g/km CO2 looks very good.

J Fan
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J Fan
5 years 6 months ago

I have no doubt that the Saab is well spec’d – just I’d love to have seen an advertisement saying ‘From £19,995’. In fact, I’d rather the Saab had a little less standard equipment if it meant that it was do-able. 🙂

Ah extras. I remember back in November 1992, the only extras my father ordered on his 9000 CS were “Automatic transmission, Electric Sunroof, Boot spoiler, Metallic Black paint.” Those were the days!

Alastair
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Alastair
5 years 6 months ago
I am somewhat in agreement with you J Fan. I expected the car to be less than this although UK SAAB dealership was offering £2500 off the cost of a new model 9-3 or 9-5 (at least until last week) which made the purchase less painful. I purchased one of the last of the 9-5 2.3T wagons last year which came fully loaded with every conceivable extra except the Aero badge which had been dropped for the stupidly named ‘Turbo Edition’. This car was £12,000 less than 3 models earlier (some 4-5 years) so I guess that I was expecting… Read more »
AyrshireXC90
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AyrshireXC90
5 years 6 months ago

I have seen 3 in Ayr/Prestwick – blue, silver and white, although the white one had an English reg plate. Still not huge numbers, but it does mean they have exclusivity. After all, would you want to spend £30k on a car if loads of others had the same?

Alastair
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Alastair
5 years 6 months ago
I take your point AyrshireXC90 and I guess that this is why many of us are followers of SAAB for the “exclusivity” but it is also a double edged sword when it comes to trading in. The depreciation factor is fast becoming unmanageable probably due to this exclusivity and if I was not always trading up for another SAAB i.e. via the SAAB dealership who has a vested interest in keeping me sweet then I hate to think what my part exchange price would be. Hopefully when SAAB is back trading in the numbers that it intends by 2012/2013 then… Read more »
Roachaldo
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Roachaldo
5 years 6 months ago

I have seen a couple on the road in NW England and recently I went to add to the numbers but my local dealer was not interested in a deal.
I have a 2008 fully loaded Ttid Aero Wagon with 47k on the clock & he offered me £9k for it against a new 9-5.
So much for my loyalty. I am seriously considering looking at something else. I have a friend with a 2 yr old A4 estate with 28k on the clock he has just sold it for £19k. It shouldn’t come down to loyalty vs economics.

SteveW
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SteveW
5 years 6 months ago

Roachaldo
Just looked your car up on Whatcar

Saab 9-3 Sport Wagon 1.9TTiD 180 Aero 5dr 2008 (08) 47,000 miles
Dealer £11,730
Private £10,940
Part exchange £9,530
Trade £9,060
Cost new £27,495

That’s a hell of a hit after 3 years! If it was me I’d keep the car.

Looking at like for like, age,milage,price for the Audi the figures come out as follows:

Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 170 S Line SE 5dr 2008 (08) 47,000 miles
Dealer £14,920
Private £14,455
Part exchange £12,180
Trade £11,615
Cost new £27,395

Cerulean
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Cerulean
5 years 6 months ago

Roachaldo,

There is something seriously amiss with your dealers figures. Working with the information you’ve given and the current offers from Saab, unless your car is a real dog you should be looking at somewhere in the region of £15,000 as a part exchange against a new 9-5 this month. Then on top of this there is the chance of 3 free services on some 2011 models if you deal before the end of March.

Might be worth shopping around.

SteveW
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SteveW
5 years 6 months ago

I live in Essex UK and I haven’t seen one new 9-5 on the road, ever! 🙁

Talladegan
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Talladegan
5 years 6 months ago

Nottinghamshire here and I’m up to ‘2’ so far, unfortunately one of which was the one I checked out in the showroom.

I think once a few more hit the road they’ll reach some kind of tipping point where more people see them and then go to check them out in person. We’re a fair way from that tipping point at the moment of course but that’s how it tends to work.

J Fan
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J Fan
5 years 6 months ago

I’ve seen 1 on the road here in Ireland – and I’m pretty sure it was a demo car doing the rounds. I’ve seen a worrying amount of new S60’s. I’ve seen about 10-20 2011-registered BMW 5’s. I’ve even seen around 5 new Jag XJ’s. I am baffled.

Doctor Donk
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Doctor Donk
5 years 6 months ago

Does is mean that 9-3 MY12 start from April or ever March 11? Or is it 11.5 MY? When will MY12 start for 9-5 with updated dash?

Red J
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5 years 6 months ago

It is more of a MY 11.5 as the production will start in two weeks time, but it seems like Saab PR has decided to call the cars MY 12.

The 9-5 MY 12 will start deliveries in September, production should start in August, just after the summer production stop.

zippy
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zippy
5 years 6 months ago

Those outstanding CO2 figures should help shift a few cars!!

Peter Jones
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Peter Jones
5 years 6 months ago

Disappointed about the quoted resale prices – apart from my 1986 Austin Metro my 9-3 Aero had lower p/ex returns that my old Vauxhalls….

Saab UK haven’t updated their website, I notice as I was trying to see how much a new 9-3 Aero will be (to hell with the P-ex, I don’t want to be an anonymous Audi-driving ‘word that James May repeatedly uses’)…….

Seen 3 9-5s on the road

Turbine
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Turbine
5 years 6 months ago
The Uk prices are what they are, however not going with the facelift as the 9-3 GRIFFIN is a mistake! The rest of europe will go with 9-3 Griffin whilst the Uk will go with 9-3MY12 facelift – sorry as a customer this does not have any appeal !!! How to explain to a customer why your MY12 9-3 facelift has the Griffin logo on the seat is going to cause confusion ! As a run out the car should also have satnav/business pack as standard – surely not so cost prohibitive in a car close to 8 yrs old… Read more »
SteveW
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SteveW
5 years 6 months ago

At last! Saw a new 9-5 on the roads of Essex Uk today. It looked fantastic and had real presence.

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