The Swedish automaker’s Saab should be happy, despite losing their home at GM; the super car manufacturer Koenigsegg has signed a letter of intent to purchase the orphaned car company with the help of a few Norwegian investors. Imagine going into a showroom and finding a Saab Turbo X sedan sitting next to a 9-7X SUV alongside a Koenigsegg CCX. That will definitely get new car buyers into showrooms, at least for a test sit in the limited edition super car.
The vehicle hiding underneath a form fitting car cover in the showroom of the future Saab Museum in Trollhattan is the 2010 9-5 sedan. One of the benefits of the tightly wrapped display is that you can see the Saab Aero-X inspired headlights and grill sticking through, but not as good of a view as you will this September get when the next 9-5 makes its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The 2010 9-5 will be built on the same Epsilon 2 platform as its European GM cousin, the Opel Insignia, except the Saab will stretch the wheelbase just a little bit. It has been said that the car company that was born from jets will offer two different types of suspension for the 2010 car. Standard and premium; as well as an optional four-wheel drive layout and a series of engines ranging from an alternatively fueled economic four cylinder diesel to a high performance 2.8 Liter turbocharged V6. No matter which variation you choose, the next 9-5 should be as fun to drive as ever, especially if they get an injection of attitude from the Swedish super car manufacturer.