Saab Icon celebrates 20 Years


Saab 9-3 20th anniversary convertible

24th August, 2006

The iconic Saab Convertible turns 20 this year and to celebrate Saab is launching a limited edition 20th Anniversary Convertible.

The original Saab 900 Turbo Convertible first went on sale in the United States in 1986, pioneering practical ‘four-season, four-seater’ soft-top driving.

The Saab 900 Convertible became an instant design classic and world-wide hit. The first limited production run of 400 vehicles sold-out immediately, triggering a two-year waiting list when it went into global production the next year.

The success has continued with the 9-3 Convertible - Australia’s best selling premium four-seater Convertible. More than 250,000 Saab Convertibles have been sold around the world and over 10,000 in Australia.

The 9-3 Convertible also became the first four-seater soft-top to achieve a maximum five-star EuroNCAP crash test safety rating in 2004, giving Saab five-star safety across its entire range.

Saab Australia Director, Parveen Batish, says the 9-3 Convertible has stayed true to its origins – with Swedish design, functionality and luxury features as standard.

“The Saab Convertible has become an icon all over the world,” Mr Batish said.

“Saab has set the benchmark for four-seater convertibles since the brand launched its first soft-top two decades ago."

“The 9-3 Convertible is a style, performance and value leader in the premium segment and the limited edition 20th Anniversary model is arguably the best equipped, luxury four-seater convertible in the Australian market today.”

Entry model Saab 9-3 Linear Convertible is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 litre engine delivering 110 kW of power and 240 Nm of torque.

A raft of safety equipment, including Electronic Stability Programme, driver and passenger front and side airbags, Saab Active Head Restraints to help prevent whiplash injury and DynaCage pop-up roll bars are standard across all Saab Convertible models.

The safety leader also gets top marks for luxury with heated leather seats, dual zone climate control, one-touch fully automatic roof with remote opening and cruise control as standard.

In addition to these standard features, the new 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Convertible also boasts:

  • New Anniversary colour – metallic Electric Blue (or Jet Black)
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Saab Park Assist
  • Six-disc in-dash CD player
  • Body coloured roof-tonneau cover and door handles.

The 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Saab 9-3 Convertible has a recommended retail price of $68,400 (Plus dealer delivery and on-road costs).

Saab 9-3 20th anniversary convertible (foregriund)

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