2011 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Saab will take the wraps off the 2012 9-5 SportCombi at the upcoming 2011 Geneva Auto Show.
- The U.S. version is likely to have only one powertrain and limited trim options.
- Pricing has not been announced, but the SportCombi body style typically sells for about $1,000 more than the Saab 9-5.
TROLLHATTAN, Sweden — The 2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi, evidence that the brand's modest portfolio is growing, will make its formal debut at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. It will go on sale in the U.S. this fall, said the automaker in a statement.
Pricing has not been confirmed for the U.S., said Michele Tinson, Saab Cars North America spokesperson, in response to an e-mailed query from Edmunds.com on Wednesday morning. However, the SportCombi body style typically sells for about $1,000 more than the Saab 9-5. The current 9-5 is priced between $38,525 and $43,030.
"We may have only one powertrain in the U.S. and limited trim options," Tinson said when asked to provide more details about the 9-5 SportCombi.
"The launch of the 9-5 SportCombi is a much-awaited next step in the rollout of our new product offensive," said Jan Ake Jonsson, Saab Automobile CEO in a statement.
Saab did not provide technical specifications at this point. It noted that the wagon will get such features as adaptive cruise control, bi-xenon adaptive lighting, keyless entry, tri-zone air-conditioning and a head-up display patterned after those in aircraft.
The SportCombi will be built in Trollhattan, Sweden, where Saab's factory produces four different models.
Edmunds.com says: A rejuvenated Saab tries to jump-start interest in the brand with the debut of a key product at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent