With prices starting at just £17,995, the eagerly-awaited 9-3 SportWagon is expected to become Saab’s UK best seller.

The new Saab 9-3 SportWagon is a car that no buyer in the rapidly-expanding premium midsize estate segment can afford to ignore. Carrying a price premium of just £1,000 over the 9-3 Sport Saloon, the lowest in the sector, the newcomer is expected to become Saab’s best seller in the UK, overtaking sales of the four-door thanks to its combination of style and value.

The new Saab 9-3 SportWagon model line-up reflects the hugely-successful 9-3 Sports Saloon range, with an extensive choice of engines and trim levels. The 9-3 SportWagon will be available in Linear and Vector Forms, plus the popular Sport derivatives. For true high-performance driving, buyers can opt for the 9-3 SportWagon Aero, which in addition to offering Saab’s revered 2.0 litre 210 bhp High Output Turbo engine, also brings a brand new 250bhp 2.8 V6 Turbo, one of the most powerful engines in its class at a price far below comparable German rivals.

Orders for the new Saab 9-3 SportWagon are being taken now, before UK customer deliveries commence on 1 September. A full breakdown of introductory prices is attached. Full UK market technical data and specifications will be announced closer to launch.

The range starts at £17,995 for the 1.8i, rising to £27,795 for the Aero 2.8T.