Thank you SAAB for making the word wagon an acceptable term in automotive vernacular, we don’t have to be ashamed about calling the new SAAB 9-5 a cool looking wagon, there is no need to use the term crossover here. These are the first images to hit the web of the next generation of their four door sensation that the Swedish automaker is planning on bringing to the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Thanks to the super car manufacturer Koenigseg, the future SAAB 9-5 should start to appear in showrooms as early as the end of this year, but certainly by 2010. The renderings seen here make the Frankfurt show car look very similar to afour door Audi A5, with that sportback notch at the back of the sedan. The wagon has a roofline that looks very similar to a Nissan GT-R.

The Swedish automaker will offer the new 9-5 with a choice of four and six cylinder power plants that are E85 BioPower capable as well as an alternatively fueled four cylinder diesel. The future 9-5 will be built upon the same Epsilon 2 as its European GM cousin, the Opel Insignia, except the Saab will use the long wheelbase frame.


Source: Saabsunited

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  (78) posted on 06.30.2009

Good but too late, the ship has sailed. SAABenig might make the swedish maker live a little longer but I think it will become more of a niche car company rather than a mass production company. Honestly, it looks like a cross over of an audi and a subaru, still though.... not very appealing to the eye. im curious to see the specs of this car on paper before i give my final verdict.

  (79) posted on 06.30.2009

The 9-5 will be another weird Saab design on a generic GM platform. It reminds me of the new Jaguar XF, a luxury car designed by Ford which ends up looking like a luxury package for the Ford Mondeo. Most likely designed by Americans trying to be Swedish on a tight value-engineering budget and universal platform. A niche car should be unique from the ground up.

  (137) posted on 06.30.2009

I have high hopes for the 9-5. SAAN needs to return to its roots rather than becoming a slave to chasing Audi and BMW. The last thing we need is another German clone. And if you noticed that front bar looks like the love child of a Hyundai elantra and a Chrysler seabring... this is not good... it looks as though its been designed for america, and the rest of the world will just have to live with it.. terribly blunt styling is a trait for american cars...

  (421) posted on 06.30.2009

Nice rendering on the wagon. This is the stuff dreams are made of! I am so encouraged by manufacturers who are shifting from SUVs to sleeker and smaller vehicles like wagons (9-5, 5er & E-Class Touring, Caddy CLS Wagon) and upscale hatchbacks (A5 & A7 SportBacks and the over-the-top Panamera). Although the industry is currently suffering, the strong and smart will survive and give us car guys stuff we really want to DRIVE!

  (289) posted on 06.30.2009

saab 9-5 is really a a scene stealer here and of course Koenigseg has alot to do with this succes. I hope Koenigseg improves also the styling deatails and the interiors of the Saab. Saab is a love car and its fans know that having Koenigseg under control that the Saab 9-5 will be a better competitor in its segment.

  (116) posted on 06.30.2009

Over 5m long? That’d be nasty.

The profile is seriously fastback this time. But it looks too tight in the back seats for an E-segment sedan.

Saab, please hurry up! This car and the 9-4X can’t wait more.

So Saab.....listen to me. You have a strong following and I want the 2010 Saab 9-5 to succeed. I am driving a 2007 Saab 9-5 Aero SportCombi and lease is up in November. I’m ready to buy another.

  (231) posted on 06.29.2009

Saab, needs to break away from GM entirely. Establish their own platform, or license the modular plat from VW/Audi and bring forth the beautiful concepts to life with Volt like technology. Be the avant garde car company you once were!

  (177) posted on 06.29.2009

Saab has lost its soul . It started already in the current 9-5 which is a hidden OPEL/CADILAC leaving much of the good things such as a readable/visible dashboard not a clutter and over designed speedometer, where is the heritage from the fighter airplanes. Keep the interia saabish with simple design and good quality fabrics. And keep away from a design language of an American muscle car it will never bee. Use small engines with high torque and many horsepowers that use less of the worlds fuels then it will become a saab once again

  (318) posted on 06.29.2009

Wow that is the best looking Saab to-date. I hope that the interior is just as nice! Once my current lease is up next year I may just consider this car if it does look something like this and produce the power that has been speculated! A beautifully redesigned 9-5 is just what Saab needs.

  (314) posted on 06.29.2009

This wagon is simple amazing! Sporty ans stylish! Although bears resemblance similar to the sportshatch and the Godzilla for some reason I don’t know, I must say, thanks to Koenigseg that the 9-5 is now ready for the show.

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