• Jul 28, 2009
2010 Saab 9-5 – Click above for high-res image gallery

It didn't take long for the floodgates of official pictures to open after the first set of leaked images gave us an early glimpse at the new 2010 Saab 9-5 inside and out. Just as before, we're cautiously optimistic that this attractive sedan (though it's appearance is certainly polarizing to many) will look as good in the flesh as it does in pictures. In this latest round of images, we get a better look at many of the new 9-5's most interesting details, including its pronounced grille and fascia, multi-hued side mirrors, full-length LED brake lighting and bottom-edge J-shaped chrome trim.

Inside, we see the expected cockpit-style dash layout, though with a more modern take on the classic Swedish design. Of course, there's a console-mounted ignition button and mellow green-tinted interior lighting, but we also note quite a few interesting textures and patterns to break up the otherwise somber-looking monotony of dark colors. Check out our gallery below and hold tight for the official details and specifications from Saab, which should be on their way in short order considering that the dam is crumbling at such an alarming rate.



[Source: Auto Motor and Sport]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Simple, elegant, sporty, unassuming, non-pretentious, well designed.

      I like how they payed close attention to the details and not meaningless, frivolous ones like quad tail pipes and opted for no visible exhaust.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, I tend to agree with this.

        I am not a fan of front-peaked rooflines, but otherwise, this is a nicely understated and dignified looking sedan.

        I like the lighting.
      • 5 Years Ago
      about time they redesigned the 9-5. that said, i prefer the opel insignia better
      • 5 Years Ago
      awwww..man.
      This is totally a badge engineered Malibu.....
      http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2009-Chevrolet-Malibu-LTZ-03.jpg

      Such a letdown for the first Saab to come out under the Koenigsegg era.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm not sure what you expected...Koenigsegg is still in the process of taking over Saab. This is a GM era Saab through and through. The 9-3 was designed under GM, but Saab did quite a few things of their own, and got in trouble for it too. The 9-3 and Malibu, though both built on Epsilon, were too different to ever be built in the same factory. Apparently GM was none to happy about this. The electrical systems in both were worlds apart, as well. This 9-5 is GM taking more control of the design/engineering process.

        I think it's a quite nice car myself, especially given the fact that it's by and far the most GM-influenced "all new" Saab design we've ever seen and, thank goodness, aside from the upcoming 9-4x, it's the most GM influenced Saab design that we ever will see!

        But cars are not redesigned overnight, so this is definitely a GM Saab, not a KoenigSaab. Just the same, I promise it's got some surprises that we're not yet aware of!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sofa King Wrong.
        • 5 Years Ago
        well put Ryan, i'm with you.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...
        I don't think you quite know what badge engineering means.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The proportions are interesting and overall it's well resolved, albeit a bit timid. I fear it may age too quickly, but it's a nice alternative to the default me-too German brands. Don't see the slightest bit of ugly in it, and don't get the Saab hate I read from some bloggers.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very Saabish, even if it's not a hatch. I can't believe how many people think it's boring. It's a nice clean and classy design. Just because the German competition have swoops and bulges, doesn't mean their beautiful or exciting. Good job, Saab.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So this is the car Fritz said was too good to let Saab get away from GM?

      OK car, but what is in Henderson's water?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I purchased a new Saab in 1985. I am still driving it. She is a two door hatch, 8 valve, 5 speed with over a quarter million miles. I hope the new owner of Saab fixes the hood and rear emblem problem. I am so sick of the colors flying off and leaving just a silver medallion I could scream. This has probably cost me more in incidental costs than anything else. Get it right or get out of town. Thanks...
      • 5 Years Ago
      They absolutely refuse to update those archaic-looking AC vents...

      The car looks nice despite some slightly off lines and a droopy rear, but is this really going to jumpstart the lineup??

      Saab has virtually no brand equity beyond current owners and enthusiasts, and this is not the screamer to get sales rolling for them. They need what Jaguar got with the XF!
        • 5 Years Ago
        that's very true. I've had two saabs in my family, a 900 and a 9000, and they both had those types of vents. they were fantastic.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't knock 'em until you've used them - you can control every aspect of the vent's operation (open/shut, vertical and horizontal angles, I guess that's every one) with a single peg rather than with a separated knob and flange.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's never a good idea to show pictures of your new car the same day as a Ferrari.

      The car seems mediocre to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The new Ferrari is not any more distinctive, unfortunately.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love the dashboard and the L.E.D.s across the back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't get it, who would ever go pay luxury prices for a bland, under-performing, unreliable Saab? That just seems so stupid to me personally.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Where's the wagon?
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