Mere weeks after its sale was announced as “final” but without the requisite government financing, the long-struggling Swedish automaker, Saab, will unveil what is arguably going to be the most critical new product in its history, an all-new version of the flagship 9-5 sedan.
A prototype of the 2010 Saab 9-5, bearing the unmistakable imprint of the Aero X show car, will make its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, next month, with the actual sedan due to hit showrooms late in the ’10 model-year.
Like the Aero X, the new 9-5 features wraparound glass and a gently tapered roofline. There’s also the Saab signature “hockey stick” beltline. The overall look falls somewhere between the hatchback styling the Swedish company was once known for and a more traditional “three-box” sedan.