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2010 Saab 9-5 - Click above for high-res image gallery

A major hurdle in Saab's transfer to the homegrown hands of Sweden's Koenigsegg has been surmounted: the Swedish government has agreed to guarantee a 4.3 billion kroner ($615M U.S.) loan from the European Investment Bank to the Koenigsegg consortium. That represents the final funding the maker of the CCX needs in order to compete the financing of the deal.

The next hurdle is for the European Investment Bank to consent to give Koenigsegg the money. A Swedish government representative said he hoped the EIB would decide before the end of the month. If that happens and things goes favorably, Koenigsegg may still get the deal done on its original timeline, the end of the year.

[Source: Reuters]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      That C-pillar is a major obstacle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Saabs have rarely been beautiful cars. I'm not sure they should try to run with the beautiful crowd now.

      This new 9-5 is supposed to be a very good implementation of a respectable GM platform, so let's just hope it sustains them long enough for Koeniggseggseggseggsegg to reinject some more personality.
      • 5 Years Ago
      First off, I hate the way these pictures load on the AB site. It's like watching paint dry--upgrading is not always a good thing. If it ain't broke don't fix it!

      Now, this Saab needs work. The rear is definitely not luxury car chic or refined. I don't see this Saab selling well at all especially in a market with many more exciting offerings.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not even out, but already looks like it's been on the market for a decade.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lets get things write people. SAAB is not a car company like . almost every other car company in the world. "especially VW right now" there goal is not to become the biggest car company and sell millions of cars around the world. and frankly thats just fine to me. they are a quirky car company for people who like that style. "non cookie cutter" this is a damn good looking Saab if i may say so myself.

      good job saab for finding your innersole again
      • 5 Years Ago
      More cars need HUDs. I don't care about practicality they are just cool. I mean the Pontiac Grand Prix had one in the early 90s so why can't modern cars?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wth I liked this car before. But from this angle it looks like a fricken Camry. Minus the grille/front fascia. And the chrome trim around the windows looks retarded. Either trim it all or leave it all black!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Little more work on that C-pillar and it would look as good as a BMW!

      As for the decades-old look, meh...it's a four door...not much you can do with it unless you go panamera-look. Not so much.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I love the new look for SAAB.

        A [GM] less SAAB is a better SAAB.

        And that C-Pillar is anything but good looking!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thank goodness. Let's inject some goddamn life into this company.