• May 15th 2009 at 10:29AM
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Rumor has it that the next 9-5 is so good, General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson doesn't want to get rid of Saab. We suspect that's more of a ploy to draw in big dollars, but a top notch Saab 9-5 will help improve the value of the perennially struggling Swedish automaker regardless. Judging from these new spy photos of the interior and rear end, the 9-5 appears to be shaping up nicely, at least.
The completely naked though somewhat impeded view of the 9-5's rump shows off smooth, rounded proportions and a chrome strip that runs clear across the deck lid. Also visible is Audi-like LED accent lighting around the tail lamps. Visible from a separate photo is a rakish, four door coupe-like rear window. The A-pillar looks oddly steep, though, giving it a family resemblance to the outgoing 9-5.

Shots of the interior show what appears to be high-end materials with double stitching and chrome appliques. The scribes at CARSCOOP point out that the interior looks a whole lot like that of the Saab 9-4x concept from the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. The 9-5 prototype even has a similar-looking thee-point steering wheel.

[Source: CARSCOOP]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it minus the parts pin interior stuff...GM doesn't learn do they. Im sorry, could saab have gotten there own steering wheel designed for them? Slapping a Chevy wheel is not the way to go. Maybe it is all new. However i wish it was more unique.
      • 6 Years Ago

      It's worth posting this a second time.

      • 6 Years Ago
      No hatch = Not actually a Saab.
      • 6 Years Ago

      dont ever post here again...

      • 6 Years Ago
      um, can anyone else smell the impreza rear from here?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Unfortunately for GM, one SAAB car no matter how good won't turn it around. It takes time to bring back customers and their money, and time is one thing GM doesn't have...
      • 6 Years Ago
      That rear end does look quite nice. It is one of the best I have seen in a WHILE.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looking good thus far. Sheesh it's taking them forever to make this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So far, so good...it's a good platform, and it looks like Saab is going a bit more upscale with the 9-5.

      The Saab design queues are coming through nicely too - the waffle vents look good here, I think, and the push-button start in the center where the key used to go it at least stylistically consistent. I'm really interested to see how it turns out.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really like it...
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