THE UNVEILING of the 2010 Saab 9-5 at September's Frankfurt Motor Show is drawing nearer, and these new photos of the company's next-generation flagship reveal that the big sedan is well on course for the event.
While heavily camouflaged, the car seen here bears more than a few similarities to the allegedly genuine 2010 Saab 9-5 renderings that surfaced late last month, particularly in the fascia, the roof-line and the long C-pillar.
The 2010 Saab 9-5 is built on a lengthened and revised version of GM?s front-wheel-drive Epsilon II platform - which underpins the Opel Insignia - stretching over five metres and riding on a 2840mm wheelbase (140mm longer than the current 9-5).
Power will come from a range of petrol and turbodiesel engines, including a 260kW petrol 3.6 litre V6, a 157kW 2.0 litre four-cylinder and an efficient 2.8 litre V6. An all-wheel-drive setup is expected to be offered with the top-of-the-line V6.
Production is expected to start toward the end of this year, before debuting in showrooms as a 2010 model.