The coulda-been woulda-been but never-was 2013 Saab 9-3 has surfaced online once again, this time in the form of shiny official images.
The images offer the clearest view yet of the concept that would have appeared in Geneva last year, previewing chief designer Jason Castriota's vision for the new small car.
Struggling for the funds to produce any of its models, let alone a new offering, Saab's Geneva plans were cancelled and the brand was sold off not long after to the National Electric Vehicles Sweden consortium.
Properly revealed in these new images, the 'new' 9-3 presents a more stylish fastback than earlier blurred shots suggested. If Saab had succeeded in bringing it to market, the 9-3 might have been the brand's saviour.
The new 9-3 was expected to offer a choice of BMW-sourced engines, including the familiar 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine, and a pair of 2.0 litre petrol and diesel units.
While Saab continues as a brand and future production is planned, we may never see this 9-3 in showrooms.
NEVS has already confirmed it plans to build new models off the old 9-3's platform in the short term, with brand-new models to arrive on Saab's still unused Phoenix platform in the future.
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