Saab’s new 9-5 enters the UK market priced at just £26,495 OTR for the 2.0TiD 160PS Vector SE model, making it a highly competitive proposition for buyers in the premium saloon sector. Cars are available to order from Saab dealerships today.
Positioned by Saab as its top-of-the-line contender in the premium saloon segment, the all-new 9-5 is the most technically advanced car ever produced by the company. In addition to owning a very well equipped vehicle, customers will gain a driving experience that matches the excitement of Saab’s bold Scandinavian design language.
The range of high-tech features on offer includes: an aircraft inspired head-up information display (HUD), adaptive headlights (Bi-xenon Smart Beam), MP3/iPod integration, Harman Kardon audio system, DAB radio, adaptive cruise control, DriveSense adaptive chassis with continuous damping control, keyless entry and starting, dual-zone climate control, adaptive parking assistance, and XWD with electronic LSD – the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system.
The all-turbo powertrain line-up carries forward Saab’s rightsizing engine strategy, focusing on responsible performance through the development of highly efficient and four cylinder turbo engines. Starting at 1.6-litres* (180PS) all transmissions are six speed and with diesel power, CO2 emissions as low as 139 g/km are also on offer.
The full new 9-5 model range pricing in the UK is as follows:
|Vector SE||Diesel||2.0TiD 160PS||£26,495|
|2.0TTiD 190PS MY11*||£28,495|
|Petrol||1.6T 180PS MY11||£26,695|
|Aero||Diesel||2.0TTiD 190PS MY11||£31,495|
The new Saab 9-5 features a generous array of standard equipment across the range. There are two levels of specification:
The ‘Vector SE’ specification is the starting point for 9-5 ownership, and is available to order at launch with the 2.0-litre TiD diesel engine or the 2.0-litre petrol engine. A 1.6T petrol and 2.0TTiD twin turbo diesel engine will be available to order from model year 2011 (mid-2010). Highlights include leather/textile comfort seats, auto dimming interior mirror, AUX & USB sockets with MP3/iPod integration, bluetooth phone integration system, heated front seats, keyless push button engine start/stop, park assist (front and rear), rain sensor windscreen wipers, 17” alloy wheels, electronic climate control (dual zone) and cruise control.
Saab customers can opt for the higher Aero specification with prices starting at £31,195 for the 2.0T petrol engine, alongside the flagship 2.8T petrol engine with XWD. The 2.0TTiD twin turbo diesel engine is available to order from model year 2011 (mid-2010). In addition to the Vector SE’s standard features, highlights include 19” alloy wheels, Aero front and rear bumpers, twin exposed tailpipes, bi-xenon headlights, headlight washers, dual electric seats, leather sport seats, alloy pedals and sport chassis.
UK Managing Director Jonathan Nash said: “We are very excited about the new 9-5 and we are confident it will be a great success for our dealers in the UK. The new Saab 9-5 combines the emotional appeal of a contemporary, modern Saab with all the rational appeal of a spacious five-seater premium saloon, with high levels of standard equipment, innovative functional features and competitive pricing.”
The Saab 9-5 will be built at Saab’s home plant in Trollhättan, where it has been engineered and chiefly developed.