Geneva 2011: Saab 9-5 SportCombi [Live Photos]
The flagship model, if it can be called that, of the auto maker is the SportCombi version of the 9-5, the wagon interpretation of one of the most popular models wearing the badge of what once was a GM unit.
The SportCombi has been built on the platform of its sedan sibling, being inspired from the sedan's Aero X looks. Raked forward tailgate, full-width “ice-block” rear light bar and a mean overall look are the defining traits of the car.
Powering the wagon will be the same engines used on the sedan, starting with the diesel 2.0TiD, continuing with the hybrid 2.0T BioPower and ending with the petrol triad 1.6T, 2.0T and 2.8T.
Saab cut no corners when fitting the SportCombi with gadgetry, safety and infotainment features. The car will be offered for sale complete with Saab DriveSense adaptive chassis control, adaptive cruise control, Bi-Xenon Smart Beam adaptive lighting, keyless entry and starting, tri-zone air conditioning and a Pilot Head-up Display.
The Swedish manufacturer, fresh into its second year of independence, hopes the new model “will take Saab back into the large wagon segment where we have established a strong presence in many key markets with our previous offering.” Take a look at the pictures below and see if that can be so.
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