Monday, September 7, 2009

New Reveal : 2010 Saab 9-5 Sedan

Thanks to a leak by in July, Saab couldn't surprise us with their new 2010 9-5 Sedan. However, now, we got the full details, but more info is to come when the 9-5 makes its official debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. While this is an all-new Saab, it's in fact, the last Saab that will ever to come-out of General Motors, as Koenigsegg now has full control and ownership of Saab.
Exterior Design:
The 9-5's exterior styling has been inspired by the Aero X concept car while the windshield and roof are reminiscent of the classic 900 model. Key feature to this design, is the one-piece roof and c-pillar, that makes the windshield, looks kind of attached to the roof. The back-end is very sharp, as the LED taillights look edgy, and the square exhaust-pipes are futuristic. However, the front-end looks to be lost with character, as the trademark grille is a bit on the soft side, and the bumper grilles look aggressive and mean.
Interior Design:
Inside, Saab owners will feel right at home with the traditional, driver-focused cockpit that features an aircraft-inspired head-up information display. The Swedish maker promises that the choice of materials, the fit and finish and the perceived quality of the controls all reflect the new 9-5's premium character.
Beneath that body, lives GM's Epsilon II platform, that is shared with the Opel Insignia, and Buick LaCrosse, though the 9-5 actually has a longer wheel-base. However, the 9-5 also gets its unique engines as well. Starting with a 160 hp 2.0L turbo-deisel 4-cylinder, and a 220 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol, and the top-of-the-range petrol, with a twin-turbocharged 2.8L V6 making 300 hp. All engines are connected to a 6-speed automatic, via a standard front-wheel-drive, or an optional Haldex all-wheel drive system. However, the 9-5 2.8 V6 Turbo has the Haldex as standard.
Adding to the package, Saab claim that they've also cracked the latest tech features on this 9-5. Adaptive chassis control with driver settings selected through Saab DriveSense, Bi-Xenon Smart Beam adaptive headlights, and adaptive cruise control, are just keys to the full list.

Look for Saab's 2010 9-5 Sedan at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with Wagon version to come soon.

Source : [Saab]

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