NEW SPY PHOTOS of a camouflaged 2011 Saab 9-5 SportCombi parked beside a 9-3 SportCombi reveal that the brand's new wagon will likely be ready to launch shortly after the 9-5 sedan.
Although lightly camouflaged, the spied wagon appears to match an image that surfaced last year (below), purporting to be an official shot of the new 9-5 SportCombi/Estate.
With Saab now under the control of niche carmaker Spyker, the 9-5 SportCombi will be one of four new models expected to arrive in the next 18 months, including the 9-5 sedan, the new 9-4X crossover and a next generation 9-3.
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).
The 9-5 SportCombi is expected to be offered with a range of engines that will include a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, producing 120kW.
The diesel will likely be joined a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo-charged petrol engine developing around 165kW and a range-topping 2.8 litre turbo-charged V6 producing 225kW.