Saab 9-5 the start of a new era
11/06/10 21:56 Filed in: News
Six months on from the obituaries, against all the odds Saab is back with a brand new model the new Saab 9-5. Started under the ownership of GM, the new car is launched under its new owners Spyker.
Saab say that the design has aimed to be sleek and sophisticated, but above all unmistakably Saab. The pictures bear that out, with the traditional Saab wrap-around windscreen. The frontal styling is inspired by Saab’s Aero X concept car.
High-tech features on the 9-5 include an aircraft-style head-up information display projected on to the windscreen, adaptive lighting and adaptive cruise control, parking assistance and a four-wheel-drive system.
The engine line-up, all-turbocharged, starts at 1.6-litres with a choice of petrol and diesel versions.
“This car is the start of a new era for our brand,” says Jan Åke Jonsson, Saab Automobile’s CEO. “We have created an advanced and very distinctive product by leveraging the power of our roots in key areas, such as progressive Scandinavian design, sporty driving and responsible performance. The all new 9-5 delivers in all these respects, as will every future product from Saab.”