Saab 9-5 Range Upgraded

Back in October, we reported that Saab will introduce a few changes for the 2011 model year 9-5, in an effort to bring the car to the level of its German competitors.

Now, Saab’s UK arm is introducing an upgrade for the new 9-5 Vector SE models, with the changes becoming effective immediately. The 2011 MY 9-5 Vector SE models now offer a leather finish for the seats as a standard feature, replacing the previous leather and textile interior trim. In addition to that, the 17-inch Blade alloy rims are replaced with 18-inch Carve alloy wheels, with the pricing remaining unchanged.

The carmaker has also tweaked the chassis configuration of the models powered by the 160 hp 2.0 liter TiD engine using a manual transmission. The vehicles had been fitted with a sport chassis as standard, with this now being replaced with a comfort chassis.

"These improvements are the result of feedback from the UK automotive media. The improved driving characteristics address issues related to ride comfort on UK roads.  The fact that the engineering team have managed to make the changes without affecting the impressive CO2 emissions of just 139g/km for the manual 2.0-litre TiD 160PS car show that the small independent Saab engineering team can respond very quickly to market requirements,” said Jonathan Nash, Saab GB Managing Director.

Coming so soon after the launch of the MY11 9-3 1.9-litre TTiD engine range (all manual saloons emit just 119g/km) shows that Saab are rapidly developing a leadership position in the field of high performance vehicles with low CO2 emissions," the executive added.
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