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Swedish car firm Saab has been in the news much more than even they would have liked to in recent months, mostly because the company seems to be on the verge of bankruptcy on a weekly basis.
But while its CEO Victor Muller is looking for the money train to keep the company on track, Saab itself is preparing to launch the 9-5 Sport Combi in the US-market.
According to a pre-launch brochure that has made its way onto the internet, the Sport Combi will come very well equipped. The standard list of equipment include panoramic sunroof, heated seats, keyless start and a cooled glove box. An eight-inch touch-screen navigation system is also included. All this standard equipment will mean the base price won’t be cheap, and no pricing has been announced yet.
The launch engine will be the 2.0-liter, turbo-charged, four-cylinder unit which produced 220-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. That motor will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox and Saab’s Cross-Wheel Drive (XWD) system.
So if you’ve been lamenting the passing of the Volvo wagon from our shores, Saab might be coming to the rescue, if only they can only stay afloat.
Check out the leaked brochure below.
GALLERY: Saab 9-5 Sport Combi Brochure
BMW’s introduction of the 5 Series Gran Turismo may just spell the end for the company’s Sport Wagon – at least in North America. In a recent report on Autoblog, Martin Berkmann, the man responsible for product planning at BMW North America, said that the GT model could wipe out whatever small demand there is for the wagon in North America.
While a staple of the company’s product lineup overseas, luxury wagons have never been popular in North America. In fact, the 5 Series Sport Wagon is such a small part of the BMW lineup that it only offers one take-it-or-leave-it trim, the spacious, sporty and capable 535 xDrive.