Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Saab 9-5 From New York Auto Show...

Still going through my photos and such from the NY Auto Show a couple weeks back...

The Saab "booth" was actually one of the busier and "happier" areas of the show. I think people are genuinely rooting for this underdog of a company--especially after how GM treated it so badly when under its thumb.

The new 9-5 shown here is still primarily a product of GM as it was developed before Saab's sale to Spyker but it looks sharp and modern and has the stats to be a desirable performance vehicle sporting 300 hp and 295 ft. lb. of torque in its top form (also with AWD).

I don't love the sloping roofline on the car but I don't hate it either. The 9-5 retains enough "Saab-ness" to make it hard to mistake for anything else but clearly takes the vehicle in a new, more modern direction. Good on them...



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