Just 500 Saab 9-5s Allocated for U.S. Market

Just 500 Saab 9-5s Allocated for U.S. Market

If you’re hoping to pick up a new Saab 9-5 and you’re not already on a waiting list, you’ll probably have to keep hoping. This year Saab will deliver just 500 of its new 9-5 luxury sedans to dealers in the U.S. That means that each dealership will only get a handful of cars before the 2011 models arrive this Fall. And with the car originally announced back at the Frankfurt Auto Show last September, dealers have had a long time to build up waiting lists from the notoriously loyal Saab customers.

Initially, all Saab 9-5’s will be high-priced Aero models, costing $49,990 – a price that reflects Saab’s ambition to take on traditional German luxury sedans like the Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6.

The 9-5 Aero features a 300 horsepower 2.8L twin-turbo V6, all-wheel drive and the quintessential air-conditioned glove box. Other high tech options include a heads-up display, Harmon/Kardon stereo and a lane-departure warning system.

The 9-5 Aero will eventually be joined by an entry-level model featuring a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine and will start at “under $40,000″ according to Saab.

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[Source: Automotive News]

  • Alexis

    Is Colum Wood for real? Air-conditioned gearbox? Come on, a “journalist” at least proof-reads his/her work once or twice.

  • Colum Wood

    Alexis: Nice catch. That is indeed a silly error. It should read “air conditioned glove box.”