Leaked: Saab Still Working on New 9-5 Wagon

April 27, 2010
Production of the all-new 2010 Saab 9-5 sedan is already underway, but recent reports suggest the company may have already green-lighted a wagon variant for production.
We'd seen some spy photos of a new 9-5 wagon long ago, but a new image suggests Saab-Spyker may have confirmed the wagon will soon join the automaker's portfolio. According to Autocar, the photo was taken at a recent conference with dealers, where Saab was outlining its future product plans.
From what we can tell, the image is a dead ringer for the 9-5 wagon prototypes. Not surprisingly, the wagon is virtually identical to the sedan from the C-pillar forward. The only change lies with the roofline -- instead of the flowing C-pillar and lengthy decklid, the 9-5 wagon receives a rear hatch that bears some resemblance to the forthcoming 9-4X crossover.
We expect the 9-5 wagon (or combi, in Saab-speak) to offer the same features and options as its four-door sibling. Seeing as the people-hauler is expected to launch in early 2011 (possibly as a 2012 model), both powertrain options -- a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 and a 2.8-liter turbocharged V-6 -- will likely be available.
Source: Autocar


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