Spy pictures show Saab 9-5 estate being developed even though company is being closed down
25 January 2010

These spy pictures show that Saab is continuing development of the Saab 9-5 estate, despite parent company GM having already begun the process of shutting the company down.

GM sources have already confirmed that if Saab is closed the Saab 9-5 or planned new Saab 9-3 will not be rebadged as another GM product, making the test work even more intriguing.

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The only prospect of the Saab 9-5 making production is if last-ditch efforts to buy Saab are successful. Talks with Spyker and Genii Capital are ongoing - and current reports suggest an outline deal with Spyker could be on the brink of being announced.

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Based on GM’s Epsilon II platform, the new 9-5 saloon and estate feature sleek styling with long, sloping C-pillars and blacked-out A-pillars, to give it an aircraft-like wraparound screen, which is a nod to the company’s aviation past.

It features an airy, open cabin and a sleek, coupe-like profile, similar to the Vauxhall Insignia, while there are LED lights at the rear.

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Inside, the elegant cabin features leather seats, a central navigation system and a thick-rimmed steering wheel taken from the Insignia.

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25 January 2010

Does this suggest a sale is imminent! i certainly hope so

25 January 2010

good news

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Saab 9-5 Sportwagon

Pre-production drive of early Saab 9-5 estate shows it's a car with real promise

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