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Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition

Sat, 19 Feb 2011

The Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition

Last week we ran a story about Saab’s Concept for the Geneva Motor Show, which we expect to be a concept version of the new Saab 9-3, but could be a first look at the smaller Saab 9-2.

What we did say in that report was that apart from the Saab Concept we would see the debut of the Saab 9-5 SportCombi and a couple of limited edition Saab 9-3s – one of them a convertible.

Well, with a week or so to go to the Geneva Motor Show, the limited edition Saab 9-3 convertible has leaked out through the well-informed Saabs United as the Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition.

It sounds like it should be designed to fight aliens, but in fact the 9-3 Convertible Independence is being built to celebrate Saab’s Independence from GM.

Which we might have understood more if it had been a decade or twenty five years since Saab escaped, but it will actually be just 366 days by the time the 9-3 Convertible Independence is officially revealed.

Which explains why the 9-3 Convertible Independence will be a limited edition of just 366. That’s 366 worldwide, not 366 in any particular market. Which does seem a little unambitious, but at least they have a better than fighting chance of selling them all.

So what do you get on your Independence-celebrating 9-3 Convertible? Well, it’s Red – Sunset Red – and gets parchment seats with piping, an orange turbo instrument needle (one for the Saab aficionados), 18″ alloys, Super Sport steering wheel and Hirsch bits on the interior. And it’s based on the Aero Convertible with the 220hp 2.0T Biopower engine from the 9-5.

Which will sit very well with Saab lovers everywhere.

By Cars UK