Pricing Released for 2010 Saab 9-3
Spyker recently completed a purchase of failing automaker Saab from General Motors and is now embarking on a full on blitz to regain lost market share. Along with new models in the pipeline, there are price cuts on the new Saab 9-3 that could be of interest to new car buyers.
For example, the base model sedan starts below $30,000, about $1,000 below the outgoing model. The discounts continue as one adds options or moves up to the Aero trim line. There, expect prices to drop $5,000 to $6,000 depending on whether one chooses the sedan, wagon or convertible trim, although prices quickly climb to $45,000 for the top-of-the-line model.
There will also be a 9-3X crossover SUV vehicle that is akin to the Subaru Outback, with a higher ride height and a limited slip differential mated to an all-wheel-drive platform for driving in adverse weather conditions. Pricing for the 9-3X will start at $37,800.
The 9-3s are expected to be available in dealer showrooms in April, with SUV and a flagship sedan model to follow later in 2010.
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- Gregg Fidan
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