Saab UK announces 9-5 Sedan and Sportwagon amidst production halt

Posted on Saturday, 18 June 2011 , 09:06:19 byLucia

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Saab UK announces 9-5 Sedan and Sportwagon amidst production halt

Saab's UK division should probably be awarded as a front-runner when it comes to bad timing as it is definitely wrong to make official announcements about details and pricing when its production has been suspended, even though it is claimed by Saab to be temporary. Thus, the public from UK has recently received pricing information related to the 2012 model year 9-5 range although Saab's future mainly depends on deals that still require approval from Chinese, Swedish and European officials. The car model benefits from a series of enhancements that integrate reduced CO2 emissions available for all engines as well as the introduction of the SportWagon which is considered to be the main attraction of the 9-5's 2012 lineup. It is available with several engine choices and boasts an adaptable load capacity of up to 1,600 liters or 527 liters when the rear seats are up, while the practical body aims at customer's various needs. Among the engine choices, one can find the 2.0-liter turbo diesel delivering 160HP and 190HP outputs, followed by a 1.6-liter turbo petrol producing 180HP, a 2.0-liter petrol featuring 220HP in both AWD and FWD flavors and finally a 2.8-liter turbo with standard AWD and 300HP. According to Saab, it has fine-tuned all 9-5 engines which boast an average CO2 reduction and improved fuel consumption of 4.7 percent, while the on-road prices for the station wagon model start from ?26,995 to ?39,195. All models received suspension upgrades, while changes have also been applied to the chassis. An electronic, limited-slip differential as standard on Aero XWD models is to be found included in Saab's all-wheel-drive system. Furthermore, new interior trim finishes on both Vector SE and Aero variants have been added by the famous Swedish carmaker. Saab UK also announced that it would begin accepting orders and customer deliveries this autumn.


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