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The all-new Saab 9-5 is one of the best looking models to come out of Trollhattan in recent memory, but for now it's only available as a four-door sedan, with a wagon version coming in the very near future. While it's been nearly a decade since Saab discontinued its last coupe based on the 9-3 (okay, so it was a liftback) the 9-5 and its predecessor, the 9000, have never been offered in two-door flavor. However, that hasn't stopped a member of Saabs United, Z!, from breaking out Photoshop and rendering up a 9-5 coupe.

The 'shopped image features some of trademark Saab elements, particularly the downward sloping roofline and bulbous back end. While the proportions and execution may be a bit off (the short doors in particular), it's a reasonable rendering of what Saab could do if they wanted to enter the niche. Handsome as it is, don't expect to see such a model in your local Saab showroom – this is purely a flight of fantasy.

[Source: Saabs United]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Never have owned one, but to me, a real Saab is a two door liftback. That focus on utility simply can't be achieved with a conventional trunk, and the new BMW two-stage-opening trunk/liftgate seems way too gimmicky.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Totally agree. If any brand has heritage in hatches, it's the Saab Wagonback. Back when the 99/900 and 9000 were available as liftbacks, it gave them a utilitarian benefit that made their quirkiness a by-product of different thinking. Quirkiness was not a goal in itself nor an attempt to create or revive Saab's brand identity. It simply was who they were.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that chrome pimple of the lower front fender.

      yack
        • 4 Years Ago
        I second that.

        I had no idea Saab was purchased by Hyundai....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I concur. It's useless and does nothing to enhance style.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The body shape actaully suits a coupe really, REALLY nice!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought the back lights resembled the Hyundai Grandeur/Azera too! Not bad looking, but just a bit outdated I guess...

      http://www.encontracarros.com/upload/hyundai/hyundai-azera_2008_02.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      You know, I love the new 9-5, and I love coupes, so I wish I knew why this just isn't working for me...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks a bit nicer than the tC, but I'm still not a huge fan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I dont even know what to see. NEXTTTTT
      • 4 Years Ago
      I do like the look of this car and I would hope to see it a reality someday.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Really nice looking Saab coupe, of which I think would sell fairly good (for a Saab anyways) and could possibly even be somewhat competitive in the affordable Lux Coupe realm.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's OK, although I don't think Saab really needs a big 2-door coupe.

        This should have been rendered as a 5-door hatch like the old 9000 Turbo:
        * gunmetal black Saab tri-spoke wheels
        * full aero bodykit
        * black rubber rear spoiler

        That's what I want to see!
      • 4 Years Ago
      How does this count as news in any form? The end of the article even says this will never happen and it has no links to official sources whatsoever. If I draw a fighter jet in crayon and throw a Dodge logo on it, does that make the Autoblog newsroll too??
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks nice, tho the chop would look better if the window surround were all once color. With the chrome running into the black at the beginning of the C pillar, it looks like they ran out of parts when applying the finishing touches.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Her booty looks very much like that of an Audi A6 sedan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I dont care for it too much... but if it was tweaked just a tad to be a hatch rather than a coupe, then they have something... and something that is 100% SAAB at that
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