Saab’s new 9-5 enters the UK market priced at just £26,495 OTR for the 2.0TiD 158bhp Vector SE model, making it a highly competitive proposition for buyers in the premium saloon sector. Cars are available to order from Saab dealerships today.
Positioned by Saab as its top-of-the-line contender in the premium saloon segment, the all-new 9-5 is the most technically advanced car ever produced by the company. In addition to owning a very well equipped vehicle, customers will gain a driving experience that matches the excitement of Saab’s bold Scandinavian design language.
The range of high-tech features on offer includes: an aircraft inspired head-up information display (HUD), adaptive headlights (Bi-xenon Smart Beam), MP3/iPod integration, Harman Kardon audio system, DAB radio, adaptive cruise control, DriveSense adaptive chassis with continuous damping control, keyless entry and starting, dual-zone climate control, adaptive parking assistance, and XWD with electronic LSD – the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system.
The all-turbo powertrain line-up carries forward Saab’s rightsizing engine strategy, focusing on responsible performance through the development of highly efficient and four cylinder turbo engines. Starting at 1.6-litres* (178bhp) all transmissions are six speed and with diesel power, CO2 emissions as low as 139 g/km are also on offer.
The new Saab 9-5 features a generous array of standard equipment across the range. There are two levels of specification – Vector SE and Aero.
The ‘Vector SE’ specification is the starting point for 9-5 ownership, and is available to order at launch with the 2.0-litre TiD diesel engine or the 2.0-litre petrol engine. A 1.6T petrol and 2.0TTiD twin turbo diesel engine will be available to order from model year 2011 (mid-2010). Highlights include leather/textile comfort seats, auto dimming interior mirror, AUX & USB sockets with MP3/iPod integration, bluetooth phone integration system, heated front seats, keyless push button engine start/stop, park assist (front and rear), rain sensor windscreen wipers, 17-inch alloy wheels, electronic climate control (dual zone) and cruise control.
Saab customers can opt for the higher Aero specification with prices starting at £31,195 for the 2.0T petrol engine, alongside the flagship 2.8T petrol engine with XWD. The 2.0TTiD twin turbo diesel engine is available to order from model year 2011 (mid-2010). In addition to the Vector SE’s standard features, highlights include 19-inch alloy wheels, Aero front and rear bumpers, twin exposed tailpipes, bi-xenon headlights, headlight washers, dual electric seats, leather sport seats, alloy pedals and sport chassis.
UK Managing Director Jonathan Nash said: “We are very excited about the new 9-5 and we are confident it will be a great success for our dealers in the UK. The new Saab 9-5 combines the emotional appeal of a contemporary, modern Saab with all the rational appeal of a spacious five-seater premium saloon, with high levels of standard equipment, innovative functional features and competitive pricing.”
The Saab 9-5 will be built at Saab’s home plant in Trollhättan, where it has been engineered and chiefly developed.