A Conversation with Saab’s Victor Muller and Jan-Ake Jonsson – Autoblog

Details on the 2012 9-3

Muller and Jonsson also offered some clarification on that 9-3. Although it was suggested here that the coming 9-3 would challenge the Audi A3, that is not the case: it will be a straight-up competitor for the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.

While not getting into issues of its size, when asked about what platform it would be built on, Muller said “It will be on our own platform.” That’s because the Epsilon I platform (not the Epsilon II or smaller Delta) has been so thoroughly reworked that when we asked if it was almost unrecognizable, Muller replied “Not almost. It’s unrecognizable.”

And it’s possible their work will show up underneath other Saab cars or those from other makers. Said Jonsson, “The good thing with the new 9-3 architecture is that we’re making it flexible in terms of size and type

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