I’m going to be speaking with Jason Castriota myself in a few hours and asking a few of your questions as well (please, no more are needed).
In the meantime, whilst doing my background research, I came across this interview in a magazine called MATTER. One that we hadn’t seen before.
It’s quite current and makes for some more good background reading on Saab’s new Head of Design.
The 9-3 is the bread and butter of Saab. This is the spiritual successor to the iconic and hugely successful 900 series, so needless to say we need to get it right! Above all, you will see a return to very distinctive proportions and a unique blend of sportiness and utility that Saab has always been renowned for. I have never sought to do “me too” designs – and this car will be distinctly different from the competitors.