Puppy nip and tuck for 9-5
By having an all-new substitute unlikely until 2008, Saab’s 9-5 will need to soldier on as flagship for that Swedish firm for a while yet. But allow it an opportunity, Saab has refreshed the eight year-old design with a brand new nose and tail and revised interior.
Probably the most dramatic changes are in front, which will get new headlamps, grille, bumper and modified bonnet. Behind, you will find new tail lamps along with a new bumper. Body-coloured door handles and new sill covers complete the appearance.
Within the 9-5’s distinctive interior continues to be revamped with simplified climate controls, a brand new sitting-nav system, new instrument faces, new door trims along with a new controls.
Information on the technical changes are now being stored under wraps before the car’s debut in the Frankfurt motor show. However, Autocar realizes that the suspension continues to be modified, together with a wider track front and back.
Power originates from the familiar turbocharged four-cylinder engines along with a 150bhp 1.9-litre turbodiesel, the 9-3’s V6 turbo gas will not be fitted because of the extensive re-engineering that might be needed. The ultimate touches are now being offer the 9-5’s substitute, which is according to GM’s Epsilon II platform and will probably be built-in Germany.