New release - Saab 9-5 NG sports suit in Fjord Blue

The new Saab 9-5 NG sports suit that DNA Collectibles will be presenting to us shortly before the end of the year is simply beautiful. After the first edition in Glacier Silver sold out quickly, the Swiss have now opted for Fjord Blue as the body color.

The Saab 9-5 NG sports suit is new from DNA
The Saab 9-5 NG sports suit is new from DNA

A really good choice. Paired with the bright interior, probably the combination that I would have ordered in Trollhättan. The Saab 9-5 NG sports suit was something like a glimmer of hope on the horizon for the brand. Had he made it to production, the chances of survival would have looked a little better.

The bearer of hope

Because the station wagon was assumed to have a high share in the product mix, as was the case with its predecessor. It didn't turn out the way we know. The pre-production vehicles that survived became cult. The prices are sometimes absurdly high when a vehicle is offered. It is in the nature of things that prices will always remain high. However, it remains to be seen whether they will continue to rise.

Freund has everything you need to know about the Saab 9-5 NG sports suit, production numbers, colors and history Michèl compiled on his side.

It is interesting to note that Saab was not that enthusiastic about their own product in 2011. A lot was put into development by the GM Group and Opel, and some detailed solutions caused concern lines. The poor use of space for a vehicle of this size, especially in the luggage compartment, caused a shake of the head.

A homage to the Saab 9-5 NG sports suit

The concept came from Opel and had to be accepted in Sweden. There they classified the 9-5 NG sports suit with a pinch of pragmatism as a temporary solution on the way to independence. That he could become a cult was just as little on the radar as the possible failure of Saab.

All of this no longer counts today, things turned out differently than expected in 2011. A 1:18 scale homage to the 9-5 and a nice addition to the model car collection is the new sports suit in Fjord Blue. It can now be purchased from DNA Collectibles at the early bird rate ordered will. The miniature will be delivered in the 3rd quarter of 2021.

5 thoughts on "New release - Saab 9-5 NG sports suit in Fjord Blue"

  • A wonderfully beautiful blue! 🙂 It's a shame that this didn't exist for other models, e.g. 9-3 III Cabrio and SportCombi ...

  • my favorite color for the NG

  • @ Tom,

    I think I understand. I did not realize how large the proportion of "contract workers" was. For me, the NG SC was always a Saab and would have been my next car.

    The Saabization (nice word) has succeeded the rump team in Trollhättan - even if they shook their heads themselves in some areas ...

  • @Volvaab Driver The NG is a consistently implemented corporate product that has been “saabized”. A lot of the work took place at Opel, in Trollhättan there were only body teams at that time. And if something took place in Trollhättan, “temporary workers” were flown in from Rüsselsheim beforehand. The tragedy behind it is that this “saabization” was done so well that one can imagine the missed opportunities of a decade under GM.

  • Were Opel / GM really responsible for the relatively small trunk?
    It's not much different with the predecessor / my 9-5 SC. Also relatively small, considering the length of the vehicle.

    The NG is also longer than an Insignia. I always thought that the body and the space concept were in Saab's hands. Is that wrong?

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