Several new pictures of the 2013 Saab 9-3 have surfaced online. They show the model was slated to feature an attractive profile with a sloping roofline and muscular rear wheel haunches.

Several new pictures of the 2013 Saab 9-3 have surfaced online.

Originally scheduled to debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the model was set to become the first all-new car from the post GM-era. Saab understood the gravity of the situation and hired Jason Castriota to create a new styling language which would embrace the company's past while still remaining decidedly modern.

As the pictures show, the model was quite a looker as it featured an attractive profile with a sloping roofline and muscular rear wheel haunches. We can also see a PhoeniX-inspired front fascia, blacked out A-pillars and a prominent rear spoiler.

The model was slated to ride on the Phoenix platform and feature a variety of BMW-sourced 1.6- and 2.0-liter engines. Unfortunately, Saab never got the chance to introduce the car as the company was forced to file bankruptcy in late 2011.

Be part of something big