Saab 9-5 MY 12 interior updates

UPDATE: On ttela.se there are some news about the different variants of the materials that will be available.

Now there are some more variants: Carbon Black with a sporty look, brushed metal or wood in a dark colour that will be Scandinavian.

I suppose that this pictures are from the carbon black variant.

There is also the talks of a rear-view camera like on the 9-4x.

I promised better pictures of the interior update for the 9-5, and although I may get some professional photos, this are my best try for the beginning.

This is the instrument panel fascia.

And this is a door panel.

Red J

Sandy
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Sandy
5 years 6 months ago

Thanks Red, looks vey good, great improvement. Just hope it is oleofobic and scratch resistant…

Espen
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Espen
5 years 6 months ago

Looks great!

saabdude
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saabdude
5 years 6 months ago

Nice photos…thanks.

It’s a VAST improvement over the former.

TTAero
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TTAero
5 years 6 months ago

Are those exchangeble?

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 6 months ago

I don’t even care if it’s less scratch resistant. It’s miles ahead of the matte plastic. Phew.

Toby
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Toby
5 years 6 months ago

I care and I think I can see a scratch on teh door trim -I think that’s why the question was asked.

Carl-Henrik
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Carl-Henrik
5 years 6 months ago

If you mean the stretching from left to right I would say that is a light reflection. Can’t see any scratch on it.

Edonis
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Edonis
5 years 6 months ago

Judging by the curvature of what could look like a scratch, I would say it’s just a reflection as well.

Red J
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5 years 6 months ago

Those are not scratches !!!

A
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A
5 years 6 months ago

Real carbon fibre???

Marco
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Marco
5 years 6 months ago

It could be 0° woven carbon but I doubt it. Why waste expensive Carbon Fibre for parts that don’t really do any weight loss…

Kanundrum
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Kanundrum
5 years 6 months ago

Has a Carbon Fiber Look to it, I approve!

Bravada from GMI
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5 years 6 months ago

Congratulations to the supplier of those “carbon”, “titanium” etc. panels, who just got a big contract, but any news on the plasticky bits – window switch panels and headrest backs?

When shall we see the Android in the 9-5 instead of the GM-derived system?

Robert P
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Robert P
5 years 6 months ago

Look great! Are they line-dependent: Like only in Aero and the crappy plastic in Linear? Or are all models getting this upgrade?

Magnus Olert
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Magnus Olert
5 years 6 months ago

Nice!

Now let’s hope that they:
* Change the leather qulity. The leather in the 9-3 feels like leather but the leather in the 9-5 feels like plastic.
* Fixes so that you can get a real parchment interior in the Aero. Now the plastic is still black even if you choose parchment leather. Strange!
* Get rid of that cacoa brown plastic in the parchment Vector interior. Brown in a car? No please!

About the PhoeniX: Fantastic! Maybe I don’t love every detail but the car as a whole is really nice!

Arild
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5 years 6 months ago

* Get rid of that cacoa brown plastic in the parchment Vector interior. Brown in a car? No please!

No, we don’t hope that. I think the cocoa looks very good in combination with parchment.

zippy
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zippy
5 years 6 months ago

I agree, Arlid. 🙂

Stephen Goldberger
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Stephen Goldberger
5 years 6 months ago

Looks very nice, the carbon fiber. Totally appropriate for sporty (Vector trim) interiors. I continue to believe, however, that nicely finished, real from a tree wood veneer would blow away the competition and be well received by the luxury (Arc trim) buyers.

Toby
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Toby
5 years 6 months ago

+1

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 6 months ago

And it looks like from Red’s updated post with info from TTELA that you’ll get your wish 🙂 Scandinavian wood even ;).

vicabrio
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vicabrio
5 years 6 months ago

Isn’t this the same material as the “dark titan fibre” in the 9-3X?

Kroum
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5 years 6 months ago

Much needed and welcome improvement. Much, much better than the plastic.

saabonaut
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saabonaut
5 years 6 months ago

seeing these shiny interior-updates i’m starting to like the matte’s….

saabonaut
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saabonaut
5 years 6 months ago

seeing these shiny interior-updates i’m starting to like the matte’s….

Börjesson
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Börjesson
5 years 6 months ago

That’s a strange-looking material. Looks a bit like black jeans cloth. A denim dashboard, hmm… Would at least be unique. 🙂

RS
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RS
5 years 6 months ago

From the TTELA article: …högljudd kollisionsvarning. (loud collision warning system for the 9-5)
Excellent! No automatic ovloV type (surprise) braking. SAAB is really listening. Impressive.

PS. Hope the matte dash stays as an option for some ‘nuts’ like myself.

Joe
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Joe
5 years 6 months ago

We have seen the dark wood panel in photos from Singapore.
Now we have seen the carbon panel.
In both cases the whole panel is changed – mid-console to the other side of the steering wheel.
The brushed metal panel must be irresistible.

Doctor Donk
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Doctor Donk
5 years 6 months ago

Good to see wooden dash also. With metal trim, wood, carbon, matte plastic and hirsch leather it will be a good list of options. Just need to see black alcantara for ceiling, pillar and up side of dash

zippy
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zippy
5 years 6 months ago

Looking good but Saab really need to replace those inner door handles with aluminum ones like my 9-3SS has. Its just about the only negative thing I can see in the 9-5.

vince
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vince
5 years 6 months ago

I Like 🙂 so much better than that light colored wood I saw in 9-5 2011 turbo4

Pedro
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Pedro
5 years 6 months ago

Improving the product, one step at a time. Good stuff! 😀

SAABLANCE
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5 years 6 months ago

Big improvement…lets make sure the materials are high quality or it won’t address the criticisms aimed at the car.Automobile Magazine on-line just savaged the car!

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