The brilliant premiere of the Saab PhoeniX Concept, the new Saab 9-3 Griffin and the pioneering Saab IQon Multimedia System have pushed the “official” premiere of the Saab 9-5 SportCombi into the background. Sorry, wrongly.
Saab celebrates the premiere of the 9-5 Sport Combi at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model was developed parallel to the sedan and can be ordered from April. The station wagon is expected to be launched in September.
The far-reaching, sloping roofline opens into a steeply sloping rear with Saab's signature wrap-around window glazing. A roof rail is standard. The trunk, which is carpeted, offers a volume of 527 liters to 1600 liters.
The payload solutions include a versatile, multi-fold luggage compartment floor, a U-shaped rail for flexible space allocation (U-rail) and a storage compartment under the floor, which can also be used as a waterproof transport space.
The 9-5 Sport Combi is also available with an electric, opening angle programmable tailgate. The rear seat backrest can be folded almost completely in the 60: 40 ratio without having to move the seat upholstery or remove the headrests. When the backrest is folded down, the cargo space is extended to almost two meters.
The side walls are completely flat and vertical. This creates a smooth-walled, open space without disturbing corners or wheel arches. Compartments in the side walls provide space for smaller items. Four eyelets and an 12-V socket are also standard. To underline the sporty character, the tailgate is slightly tilted forward. It is dominated in its entire width by a light bar in the ice block design, which opens at the sides in the rear lamp cluster.
In addition to the fully turbocharged engine program of the sedan, which comes with both petrol and bioethanol and diesel variants, the Sport Combi is equipped with the XWD four-wheel drive system on request. Add to that the adaptive suspension system Saab Drive Sense, adaptive cruise control, adaptive bi-xenon SmartBeam headlights, keyless entry, a three-zone climate system and the head-up display that projects information in the style of a fighter plane to the windshield.
Source / Pictures: Auto-Media-portal.net (ampnet / jri)