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2008 Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible Drive Away with 2008 IIHS Top Honors

December 17, 2007

DETROIT – The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, SportCombi, and Convertible have earned the 2008 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick Award in the mid-size category.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the 9-3 Sport Sedan has brought home IIHS top honors, a unique achievement in the luxury segment. For 2007 the 9-3 earned the Top Safety Pick Award, in 2006 the 9-3 earned the Top Safety Pick - Gold Award and received a Double Best Pick crash-test rating for 2005.

The institute began testing convertibles in 2007. In the inaugural year, the 9-3 Convertible earned a top spot. This is the second year running that the Saab 9-3 Convertible earns the Top Safety Pick Award - one of two convertibles and the only soft-top convertible to earn a top spot.

The Institute rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side-impact crash tests plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries. Winning vehicles must earn good ratings in all three tests and offer electronic stability control.

"The Saab 9-3 performed well in front and side crash tests and the Saab Active Head Restraints provide state-of-the-art protection against neck injuries," said IIHS President Adrian Lund. "The addition of electronic stability control as standard equipment confirms Saab's commitment to vehicle safety."

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