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Saab 9-5 SportCombi to be Unveiled at Geneva 20
Jan
Posted by Alex Ion in 9-4X, 9-5, 9-5 SportCombi, Automotive News, Bi-Xenon, DriveSense, International Motor Show, Saab, Upcoming Events, XWD on 01 20th, 2011

Saab will be launching the modified 9-5 SportCombi at the international Motor Show in Geneva. The model is a premium large wagon, which brings in all the essence and attributes of the renowned 9-5 sedan.

The SportCombi has a sporty look to it with a solid looking front, ‘wraparound’ rear window graphic. The sweeping roof-line is continued by a deep-rear spoiler combined in to the top of the tail gate. The roof rails used are extremely slim which does not disturb the car’s flowing lines. The ‘hockey stick’ belt lines and ice-block tail lights borrowed from the 9-4X are really nice touches.

Interiors have been generously carpeted and designed for more space and ease of use. The boot has a storage capacity of 527 liters (18.6 cubic feet) and when the 60/40 split rear seats are folded it can hold 1586 liters (56 cubic feet).

There is a 12V power outlet in the cargo area along with 4 tie-down loops. Further, an under-floor storage is provided which can be opened by an aircraft shaped handle, hooks on the underside of the floor can be used to hold bags. Along the outer sections of the floor runs a U shaped track for more space utilization, the cargo area can be split using the telescopic dividing rail.

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The different capacity engines for the wagon haven’t been announced but it is expected to be the same as in the 9-5 sedan which are: – 162 kW (220 PS / 217 hp) turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a 221 kW (300 PS / 296 hp) turbocharged 2.8-liter V6, and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 118 kW (160 PS / 158 hp).

SportCombi has a host of features such as XWD all wheel drive, DriveSense adaptive chassis, Bi-xenon adaptive lighting, adaptive cruise control, tri-zone climate control, heads-up display and keyless entry.

The 9-5 SportCombi is expected to hit the roads this fall, but pricing is yet to be known.



2012 Saab 9-5 Gears Up for Major Updates 21
Oct
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Saab 9-5, 9-5 SportCombi, Automotive News, Autostyle, GM, Saab on 10 21st, 2010

The 2012 Saab 9-5 is all set to get some heavy-duty updates. The modifications will be done with a focus on fixing some key issues that have come up in the vehicle.

Sources at Saab say that the updates and revisions that the car will undergo will include a revised suspension and a better interior. For changing the suspension, Saab will be reassessing the suppliers they were previously dealing with – which came to Saab from GM.

The Interior of the vehicle will be revamped to be on par with top of the line luxury vehicles like Mercedes, Audi and BMW, said the source. All of these changes will be incorporated when the 9-5 SportCombi gets into the production phase in 2011.

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