Recently celebrating 50 years as an automobile manufacturer, Saab is preparing to completely redo its product line for the 1999 model year. For 1998, the Saab 900 as well as the larger, high-end Saab 9000 remain available as representations for Swedish engineering and design derived from an aviation heritage. Available as five-door sedan, coupe hatchback and convertible, the Saab 900 no longer offers a V-6 engine for 1998. Propelled by a 225-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter engine, the 1998 Saab 9000 flagship is being sold only in CSE trim. Both Saab models maintain cabins presenting premium comfort and a driver-focused control layout.