I have had two confirmations this evening, following on from the email I received this morning, that the Saab 9-3 Convertible will be retained for production for the 2010 model year.
2010 was scheduled to be a model year with limited production due to the convertible moving production to Trollhattan. Production of the Convertible will resume in Week 39 and will remain at Magna’s facility in Graz until the end of 2009. I’ve received the following limited information regarding specifications.
These specs are for the German market, though most of it should be similar for other markets as well.
- The emissions and fuel consumption of the 2.0t, the 2.0t BioPower and the 2.0T will be reduced when the cars are equipped with manual gearbox.
- From now on you can get the 240 HP 2.0T Engine
- The passenger airbag can be switched off (Note by me – think it’s standard in US and other countries since MY08)
- The 1.8t engine gets 15″ brake discs with 285mm in the front and 278mm in the back
New Packages: (for Germany, not necessarily in other markets)
- TX Package like the Combi and Sedan
- Visibility package – with folding mirrors
- The Comfort package has heated seats as standard and the folding mirrors went to the Visible Package
- New is the Mirror Package with auto dimming mirrors inside and outside
- Only auto dimming mirror for the inside
- Glacier Silver is new
- Steelgrey, Glassgrey, Electricblue and Iceblue are off the options
- The Special Edition Variant is gone
- The 2.8T V6 is gone
- The Driving Package is standard for Aero