Saab 9-5 SportCombi to Debut in Geneva

There is a little over a month left before the Geneva Auto Show opens its gates to a wonderful new world in motoring, and we already begin to see signs that this year's event will be on to remember. Not only for the public and media, but also for the manufacturers.

Saab, the black sheep of the GM lineup which managed to escape the axe, will be coming to the event, after missing the one in Detroit, packed with goodies, most of them inspired or derived from the existing models.

The star of the Saab booth will be the new 9-5 SportCombi, a version of the 9-5 line which borrows the Aero X looks of the sedan and blends it with a sporty wagon with a low stance feel (a feel enhanced by the raked forward tailgate.

Under the hood of the model, Saab tucked in a turbo engine, whose details and performance figures will be made available closer to the presentation date.

"The launch of the 9-5 SportCombi is a much-awaited next step in the roll-out of our new product offensive," said Saab Automobile CEO Jan Ake Jonsson. "It will take Saab back into the large wagon segment where we have established a strong presence in many key markets with our previous offering."

Part of what Saab calls the biggest model offensive in its history, the 9-5 SportCombi will arrive on the market in the US by this fall. Pricing information has not been revealed; more details, including photos, are expected closer to the Geneva Auto Show in March.
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