New Saab 9-5 Range

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30th August, 2005

The new Saab 9-5 Sedan and SportEstate range will be revealed at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Building on Saab’s core values of progressive design and sporty driver involvement, the new 9-5 incorporates new styling and improved handling characteristics.

It features all-new front bodywork, with a bold new 'face' inspired by the Saab 9X concept car and a fresh interior that includes an updated dash and trim.

Excellent chassis dynamics have been further refined, giving the driver even closer control with faster, more direct responses for sportier handling characteristics without compromising ride quality and refinement.

Under the bonnet, the Saab 9-5 is available in a unique range of engine choices - petrol, diesel and ethanol. The all-turbo line-up includes:

  • a new diesel engine available in Europe,
  • a Saab BioPower engine that can run on any mixture of ethanol (E85) fuel and petrol for the Swedish market, and
  • increased power for the top-of-the-range Aero model.

Overall, the visual impact of the new 9-5 Sedan and SportEstate reflects the enhancements under the bodywork.

The refinements to Saab's flagship are designed to increase its appeal to customers who value modern, progressive design and a rewarding driving experience.

The new Saab 9-5 range is targeted for launch in Australia and New Zealand in the second quarter of next year.

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Very appealing with the top up
and excessively appealing with the top down!

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The lure of the open road!

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