2010 Saab 9-5 is ‘on schedule’

A regular commenter here has just posted what I think is a pretty important comment for Saab and for Saab enthusiasts:

GM announced to the US Saab dealers that the “new” 9-5 is back on schedule…..

Now, that could be anyone, of course, but through the magic of CMS software I can track this person’s comments over the life of this site and let’s just say that his contributions here give his comments some weight. Like this one, for example:

I have been an exclusive Saab dealer for 20 years next week….

The Detroit Auto Show starts this weekend and it’s not uncommon for a dealers briefing to take place prior to a major show like this one. I’d imagine that it’s this sort of occasion that’s just seen this confirmation of the Saab 9-5 take place.
We heard Steve Shannon say via Motor Trend, yesterday, that the Saab 9-5 would be around 1 year away on American shores. That, and this announcement to dealers today, would tend to confirm the whispers going around that the Saab 9-5 will be shown later this year and commence production shortly thereafter.