SAAB is out and testing with its new platform for the next generation SAAB 9-3, and its hiding under the body of a 9-3 Convertible. Not much is visible that would give away any clues of the new design, but with the wider fenders on this mule we can expect that the new one will probably be slightly wider.
Other things that give it away as a mule for the new generation are the exhaust pipes that have moved out some inches to the sides.
There are a lot of rumors regarding the new platform, if it will be a modified 9-5 platform, or a completely new modular one that will also fit for both the smaller 9-1 and a rumored sports car.
Since SAAB is saying that the new 9-3 will be presented in 2012 we soon expect some real body prototypes to hit the roads. And then it will be interesting to see just how much the new 9-3 has borrowed from the design of the SAAB PhoeniX Concept.