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Saab has officially unveiled the 2014 9-3 Aero.

Looking instantly recognizable, the car is virtually identical to the facelifted 9-3 that was introduced in 2011. Despite the similarities, the model lacks the distinctive griffin logos - which are controlled by Scania and Saab Group - on the hood and wheels.

Detailed performance specifications were not released but the company confirmed the model will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces 220 HP (162 kW). It can be connected to a manual or an automatic transmission.

According to National Electric Vehicle Sweden President Mattias Bergman “It is truly a complex mission to start a car production process which has been still for two and a half years. It is very pleasing that we have embarked on a journey where we want to and will make a difference with our partners and customers. Our electric car will be launched next year, and already today we can offer Saab cars with continued high, proven performance and quality”

The 9-3 Aero will go on sale in Sweden on December 10th and pricing starts at 279,000 SEK ($42,880 / €31,510 / £26,125).

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