Login to your account
Not a member? Register now.
AutoShopperBlog

Subscribe To The Blog:




Follow Us



The Latest News And Reviews
Throughout The Car Industry



Saab Plans To Unveil 9-5 SportCombi Wagon At Geneva This Year

Comments: Leave | View
On: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 11:03AM | By: Sherry Christiansen


Saab Plans To Unveil 9-5 SportCombi Wagon At Geneva This Year

The dust won’t be settled on the Detroit Auto Show when the next big auto extravaganza begins. This time all eyes in the automotive industry will be focused on the 81st Geneva International Motor Show. The show will run from March 3rd  through March 13th at the Geneva Palexpo. One of the 82 auto manufactures scheduled to priemier new cars at the show will be Saab. Saab will introduce the all new 9-5 SportCombi wagon. This reimagined SportCombi will gets its inspiration from the 9-5 sedan. America buyers will have to hold back their excitement until the fall when the car will become available at North American dealerships for the first time.

Here are some of the features that Saab is touting for their SportCombi. First of all, it will come with a turbo engine under the hood. This is the next generation in Saab engine design and they are proud to put all their years of experience in making high caliber motors on the line with this wagon.

The SportCombi also comes equipped with all-wheel drive and adaptive chassis control. This will provide supple road-gripping action and stability. Finally, one of the cooler features in the SportCombi will be an optional heads-up display that actually projects all kinds of updated vehicle information on the windshield. If you’re asking what the car of the future will look like, this is a pretty good indication.

“The launch of the 9-5 SportCombi is a much-awaited next step in the rollout of our new product offensive,” Saab CEO Jan Ake Jonsson said in a statement released to the always inquisitive automotive press. “It will take Saab back into the large wagon segment where we have established a strong presence in many key markets with our previous offering.”

Last year, Saab was working under the broad General Motor’s umbrella. As part of GM’s companywide restructuring, Saab was sold off to niche supercar maker Spyker Cars N.V. Spyker plans to inject some excitement back into the Saab name, which became stale and ignored for the most part under GM’s control.

Like many auto manufacturers, Saab has seen a dip in sales during these tough global economic times. Last year, the Sweden-based company sold a total of 31,696 cars across the planet. That was down from the 39,800 they sold in 2009. In the United States that dip in sales was reflected in numbers of 8,680 sold in 2009 dropping to 5,445 sold in 2010.

Those are the kinds of plummeting sales figures that force a company to take stock, regroup, and re-launch their line. Apparently, that’s just what Saab is doing. The goal for is for 80,000 cars to be sold around the world in 2011 and 120,000 for 2012.




Comments

Be the first to leave a comment.


Leave A Commment

Allowed HTML tags: <a href=""> <abbr title=""> <b> <em> <i>
Please no link dropping, no keywords or domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! rel="nofollow" is in use

Captcha