This image hints at the shape of the next-generation Saab 9-3, a car that will play a major role in the recovery plan of the struggling Swedish manufacturer.
The picture was uncovered by Swedish website, SVD Näringsliv, which acquired a presentation that Saab gave to the European Investment Bank last year.
The new 9-3 is one of several new models in the pipeline by the revived Saab, which wants to expand its range as part of its recovery. It is expected to arrive in 2013 or 2014 and the line-up will include fastback and convertible versions. As well as the 9-4X and 9-5 SportWagon, new cars in the premium compact – possibly badged as the 9-1 – and executive segments are also part of the recovery plan.
Car production at Saab is expected to restart in early 2012 after company’s sale to Chinese investors Youngman and Pang Da was finally agreed last week. The firm’s future plans involve expansion into China, repositioning as a near-premium brand and a renewed model line.