I just received this photo via comments. Any ideas??
Well, first up, the 9-5 doesn’t currently come with a 1.9 diesel (according to the UK Saab site). Secondly, that ain’t a current 9-5 rear end. This is:
Can I go out on a limb and suggest that someone out there in cyberspace has had the good grace to drop me a clear-as-day photo of the yet-to-be-released 9-5 facelift, taken at the Saab Festival in Sweden a week or so ago? Here’s the rear-end spyshots we’ve already seen:
Now I don’t know about you, but I think the shot at the top and this second one here look awfully similar!!!!!
The same shot appears to have been uploaded over at SC. I’d have to add to the consesus opinion there and say this doesn’t look like a positive re-modelling of what is a pretty superb and underrated car. Scroll back up and compare the current and proposed rear-ends again. One looks a whole lot more ‘vanilla’ than the other.
Kudos and a big hat-tip to Floris.