Saab has announced a series of chassis changes for one of its key new 9-5 variants following criticism from the automotive press.
The Saab 9-5 158bhp 2.0-litre TiD with a six-speed manual 'box, which was awarded just two stars in its Autocar road test with particular criticisms being directed towards its ride quality, will now have a comfort-orientated chassis configuration as standard, instead of the original sport set-up.
Together with new 18-inch alloy wheels, Saab says the changes "improve the overall dynamic behaviour of the vehicle" and do much to improve the ride quality.
The changes, which don't alter the car's 139g/km CO2 emissions, show "how the small independent Saab engineering team can respond very quickly to market requirements", accoridng to Saab's UK boss Jonathan Nash.
Saab has also announced new upgrades for its 9-5 Vector SE models. All 2011 Vectors now feature leather seats as standard and the car's original 17-inch alloys are replaced by 18-inch ‘Carve’ alloy wheels for a more aggressive look.