First Look: 2012 Saab 9-3

Inside, the 9-3's cabin receives either titanium metallic or graphite fiber dash trim, depending on Turbo4 or Aero model specification. In addition to the current two-tone black and parchment leatherette seats, Saab has added a new shark grey seat fabric for the Turbo4, and irregularly ribbed grey leather skins for Aero models.

One new addition for the 2012 9-3 lineup is the new 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition, which reportedly celebrates both the 25th anniversary of Saab convertibles, and Saab's first year of independence. Building on the top-level Aero trim, the Independence Edition receives unique amber orange metallic paint, matching orange interior stitching and accents, carbon fiber-look finish for the instrument panel trim, and unique five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels. Saab will only sell 366 of these amber orange metallic drop-tops - one for each day that the company has been separated from GM.

The 2012 9-3 will continue to be available in sedan, SportCombi wagon, convertible, and 9-3x body styles. Pricing will be announced next week at the Geneva Motor Show, but we expect it to stay near to the current $29,725 base price (including destination) for a Turbo4 sedan.

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