First Saab 9-3 test mules caught in the wild

Development for the next generation Saab 9-3 is under way and early chassis test mules with few modifications have been spotted on the roads of Southern Europe ahead of an expected 2012 launch. [WorldCarFans]

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Patrick Frawley

Wow, it's like the last-gen 9-3 going through that awkward puppy phase where the legs are growing faster than the body. Or the greenhouse is growing faster than the body, in this case. Nice to see a counterpoint to the ultra-high-sill crash-rating mentality, but it's no Eighties 900.