Saab convertible

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

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 following year.

The success has continued with the 9-3 Convertible. More than 250,000 Saab Convertibles have been sold around the world.

The 9-3 Convertible also became the first four-seater soft-top to achieve a maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash test safety rating in 2004, giving Saab five-star safety across its entire range.
Saab New Zealand 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,” Batish said. “Saab has set the benchmarkfor 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 20th Anniversary model is arguably the best equipped, luxury four-seater convertible in the Australian market today.”

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

A raft of safety equipment, including an “Electronic Stability Program”, 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 anniversary model also has heated leather seats, dual zone climate control
air-conditioning, 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 has a new colour, metallic electric blue (or jet black) as well as five-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, Saab Park Assist, six-disc in-dash CD player, and body coloured roof-tonneau cover and door handles.