New Saab 9-5 Wagon Delivers Turbocharged Versatility



5/27/98

Dynamic, premium Saab wagon targets active lifestyles

NORCROSS, Ga. - Saab introduces a sporty, aerodynamic new entry into the premium wagon segment: the Saab 9-5 Wagon. A dynamic, versatile new vehicle, the Saab 9-5 Wagon is designed to attract people who live an active lifestyle by providing a unique combination of outstanding performance, an exceptional level of safety and flexible cargo capacity. An all-turbo engine range, superior road-holding and cockpit-like design of the interior enables the driver to put the superb performance of the car to full use. The sporty Saab 9-5 Wagon is a driver's car in the true Saab tradition.

With a vast number of practical features aimed at fulfilling both business and family needs, the new Saab 9-5 Wagon offers such equipment as load fixation tracks in the cargo-area floor, a removable rear parcel shelf, roof rails, cargo-area illumination and an optional sliding floor to facilitate loading and unloading. A third-row rearward facing seat is also available to make the 9-5 a seven-passenger wagon. As on all Saab cars, the rear seats can be folded to further expand the generous cargo capacity.

The exterior of the Saab 9-5 Wagon is distinguished by the same classic Saab design features as the Saab 9-5 sedan - the wedge-shaped body, curved windshield, clamshell hood and sleek grille that reflects Saab's aircraft heritage. The dynamic styling is highlighted by the rear design, where the sweeping C-pillar is emphasized, the rear window is raked forward and the rear roof pillars are blacked out, creating the impression that the glass wraps fully around the back.

The chassis design gives the front-wheel-drive Saab 9-5 Wagon safe and predictable handling according to time-honored Saab engineering philosophies, which make it possible for the driver to fully enjoy the car's performance potential and its many comfort features. Like the Saab 9-5 sedan, an all-turbo Saab Ecopower engine range powers the Saab 9-5 Wagon.

The Saab 9-5 Wagon will debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. In the North American market, deliveries will start in the spring of 1999 with MSRPs that will continue to support Saab's aggressive pricing strategy.


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