For model year 2011, all Saab 9-3 Vector and Aero models continue to include a ‘TX’ edition, inspired by the success of the black 9-3 Turbo X limited edition. TX variants are distinguished by a titanium-like finish to the grille, front bumper insert and other exterior detailing, together with 17 or 18-inch split-spoke alloy wheels. The cabin features carbon fiber trim, a thick-rimmed leather steering wheel and unique carpet mats. Six exterior colors are available. In Linear specification, the TX edition is offered in all colors, together with front fog lamps, 16-inch split-spoke alloy wheels, carbon fiber cabin trim and a sports leather steering wheel.
There is also a new all-wheel-drive choice: 163 hp, 2.0-liter gasoline/BioPower engine is available with XWD for 9-3 SportSedan, SportCombi and 9-3X models. Also the rear badging is changed to be in line with new Saab 9-5 sedan. New eco-driving aid, a ‘change-up’ indicator is added to the instrument cluster to facilitate fuel saving in cars with manual transmission and for BioPower flex-fuel engines, a read-out in the car computer menu shows the proportion of E85 in the fuel tank.