Auto Express have another of those ‘drove-it-briefly-at-press-day-so-here’s-a-quick-review’ type stories about the new facelifted 9-5. It’s pretty much the same stuff as has been covered earlier (an improvement, but not quite up to class) so I won’t re-hash it here, but go have a read if you’re interested.
The interesting this about this article is in the first few paragraphs. It’s a similar thought to what I’ve had recently, however they’ve expressed it pretty succinctly in my opinion.
The future of Saab starts here. Now the firm has broken its ties with Subaru, it’s promising forthcoming models will be much bolder to look at and sportier to drive – vital if the struggling brand is to attract more buyers.
The new dawn is being ushered in by the revised 9-5, which not only gets a facelift but also a host of changes under the skin, aimed at putting it on terms with BMW’s 5-Series and Audi’s A6. It has to last, too – a replacement isn’t due until 2009. So has the company done enough?
It really is the big question, isn’t it?
Are GM going to allow Saab to do enough to expand the model range and refresh models in good time?
The future of Saab starts here.