• Jun 11, 2009
Saab seems to be eking out as much exposure as possible from its upcoming 9-5 sedan and wagon. The Swedish automaker has reportedly flown a number of European journalists to the Saab museum in its home town of Trollhattan, where what appears to be production-ready versions of the new 9-5 in wagon form were covered up with nothing but thin, somewhat translucent covers.

Due to the nature of such form-fitting attire, we can clearly see the outline of the brand's familiar front fascia, albeit slightly modified with a more deep-set look than current models. There is also just a hint of headlight trim brightwork, which looks rather subdued when compared to the current 9-5. The rest of the car is much harder to interpret, though we do spot rakish-looking C-pillars that lend further credence to the sedan's expected coupe-like shape.

In addition to the 9-5, Saab also kept a 9-4x prototype under wraps in its Showroom of the Future. There's not much to glean there, from what we can see the planned CUV shares its basic shape with the Cadillac SRX but at least gets an infusion of Saab-specific DNA in the front fascia. Click here to see the rest of the spy shots from Saabs United.

[Source: Saabs United via Jalopnik]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      wow! it looks so.... much the same.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It sort of reminds me of a you-know-what in a condom. I love the "Think Big" sign in the background.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it so far. My family has a 2004 9-5 Aero and initially I was pretty bored with the design. After having the car for a while (and driving it) it really grew on me. This one looks to have more depth to the design and bolder features. I'm excited to see it naked!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or is the grill WAY to big? Granted, without seeing the whole car it's a little hard to accurately judge proportions.

      I really hope this car returns Saab to hatchbacks. Saab hasn't been Saab since it went all notchback. In other words, Saab hasn't been Saab since GM stepped in. Here's hoping that Mr. K. fixes the brand!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that can see its nipples?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does the new 9-5 have obscenely large front and rear overhangs like the current one? Because that would be awesome. *rolls eyes*
      • 5 Years Ago
      For a second it looked like a '10 Ford Taurus. Anyone else see it?

      looks great so far though
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah. I know. I never said it was.
        • 5 Years Ago
        that is no longer an insult
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks good so far!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks good up front; the rest is barely visible.

      If it has about 300 hp or more and offers AWD, expect me in line. That car, with that styling and a (hopefully) great interior, would be worth it to me to step up from the other AWD sedans I'm looking at from Buick, Ford, and Suzuki.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Saab's still in business?

      Bummer...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Between these shots and the camo spy-shots I see popping up, this car is shaping up very good.
      It's interesting how one appears to be more of an "off-road" type package with more ground clearance and higher bumpers; while another one is sportier with lower ride and low bumper air intakes... I like differentiations like these within a car model... makes more sense than most crossovers.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm looking forward to the Aero Wagon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WHERE'S THE HATCH?! No hatch - no Saab.
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