Saab Automobile at 2010 Geneva Motor Show

Posted on 01. Mar, 2010 by in 2010-2019, Events

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Photo Credit: Dimitri Baumgartner & Frederic Demaret Saabhuy.Net

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1 March 2010

Saab at 2010 Geneva Motor Show

All New Saab 9-5 Sedan Opens New Chapter in Saab History

The all new 9-5 Sedan, due to go on sale later this year, is the centerpiece of the Saab stand. It celebrates the start of a new chapter in the history of the Swedish premium brand as an independent car manufacturer.

Main Geneva highlights:

Start of a New Era for Saab
Saab Automobile attends Geneva only days after its future as an independent premium car-maker was secured following the completion of its purchase from General Motors by Spyker Cars N.V. This transaction signals the start of an exciting new era for the brand with the launch of three new products – including the new 9-5 sedan – planned over the next 16 months. Spyker Cars N.V. – the Amsterdam Euronext-listed parent company – is committed to securing Saab’s future success under the direction of Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson and the current management team.

All New Saab 9-5 Sedan
Showcasing ‘stand out’ Scandinavian design backed by an array of high-tech functions, Saab’s distinctive new flagship brings a fresh, alternative choice to the premium sedan segment.

The clean, ‘organic sculpture’ of the bodywork, with elements inspired by Saab’s award-winning Aero X concept, heralds the introduction of a bold, more expressive design language for the brand. The spacious, driver-focused cabin features a new iteration of Saab’s signature cockpit layout.

Packed with advanced driving and comfort technologies, the new 9-5 features an all-turbo powertrain starting at just 1.6 liters and carries forward Saab’s rightsizing engine strategy. A 190 hp, 2.0-liter turbo, with two-stage turbocharging, leads the diesel line-up and will be available with two-wheel drive and Saab XWD, the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system.

Saab 9-3X
This versatile sport wagon is a rugged all-rounder equipped to handle rough terrain with a raised ride height and sure-footed grip from Saab’s XWD all-wheel-drive system. It is distinguished by unique bumpers and a protective lower body finish. Offering an attractive alternative to heavier Crossovers or SUVs, the Saab 9-3X is powered a 210 hp 2.0-liter turbo engine, also available with Saab BioPower flex-fuel technology. A 180 hp, two-stage 1.9-liter turbo diesel option has two-wheel drive.

Saab 9-3 Convertible
Saab pioneered the concept four season, four seater, top-down motoring and the latest 9-3 Convertible is the product of more than 25 years’ experience in designing soft-top cars that are as stylish as they are practical. Now being built for the first time at Saab’s state-of-the-art production facility in Sweden, more than 250,000 Saab Convertibles have been sold worldwide.

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3 Responses to “Saab Automobile at 2010 Geneva Motor Show”

  1. JV

    01. Mar, 2010

    Nothing new really but then after a litte bit of reading:

    “A 190 hp, 2.0-liter turbo, with two-stage turbocharging, leads the diesel line-up and will be available with two-wheel drive and Saab XWD, the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system.”

    Finally XWD and diesel but only available for the 9-5! Anyway great news!

    /J

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  2. Ryan

    01. Mar, 2010

    JV,

    Agreed. It looks like they are doing a soft relaunch of the all new 9-5 in Geneva since now they are truly beginning a new era, opposed to what took place in September.

    R

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  3. throwback

    01. Mar, 2010

    Surprised no wagon at Geneva. I hope we get a diesel in the US. VW TDIs fly off dealer lots, especially wagons. My friend had to order hers.

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