Jos
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Wow, looks good! Maybe the printed 1 under the windshield means it is actually the first car delivered in the UK ?

TurboLover
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I want mine now, but have to wait two years 🙁

Christofer
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Nice looking car 🙂 me like, but it is maybe more likely to be a test vehicle ?? It got Swedish plates at least.

/Christofer

gustaf
Member
5 years 5 months ago

That’s a swedish plate. My guess is its just a visitor.

RS
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Swedish plates. Maybe they’re testing the SC on the British roads so it will be really to take on the local press.

This car just looks so good in ‘too many’ colors 🙂 Can’t make up my mind.

ivo 71
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Now THAT would be a good idea, given the previous experience. Someone should call Graeme Lambert, maybe? It would be a nice scoop for a friend, the first UK driving impression of the 9-5 SC.

Ivo

Graeme Lambert
Member
5 years 5 months ago

No need to call – Auto Express have been asked to drive this (or another SC) tomorrow at Saab GB’s cranfield base and give opinion and suggestions about our thoughts on the car, its competitors and its position in the market place.
Sadly it won’t be me behind the wheel, but my boss will be there instead.

Baracuda
Member
5 years 5 months ago
Sök uppgifter om annat fordon   Steg 2 av 2   Förklaring fordonsuppgifter   Fordonsidentifikation Registreringsnummer: LGC777 Fabrikat: SAAB FĂ€rg: BRUN Fordonsslag: PB FordonsĂ„r: 2011 Fordonsslagsklass: I Chassinummer: YS3GR5NK6C4000036 TypgodkĂ€nnandenummer: TypgodkĂ€nnandedatum: Senaste EU-regbevis del 1: 2011-03-30 Senaste EU-regbevis del 2: 2011-03-30 Handelsbeteckning: Upplysningar:   Ägare/Brukare Namn: SAAB AUTOMOBILE AKTIEBOLAG Adress: Postnr: 461 80 FörvĂ€rvsdatum: 2011-03-29 Ort: TROLLHÄTTAN   FörsĂ€kringsuppgifter FörsĂ€kringsbolag: ZURICH IRELAND LTD FörsĂ€kringsdatum: 2011-03-29   Fordonsdata Fordonsstatus: I trafik (2011-04-04) TillfĂ€llig registrering: Nej Privatimport: Nej Antal Ă€gare: 1 YrkesmĂ€ssig trafik: Nej Fordonet tillverkat: Producentansvarig: 556258-8912 I trafik första gĂ„ngen i Sverige: 2011-04-04 I trafik första gĂ„ngen i utlandet: Ägarbunden… Read more »
Red J
Member
5 years 5 months ago

From the VIN and the rest of the data. It is a TTiD Manual XWD Aero already build on the “normal” assembly plant.

Baracuda
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Thought the same when i was for the prototype Assembly code.

Baracuda
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I missed to write the word “looking” in my sentence above. Sorry 😉

Red J
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Yes,
prototype assembly line is 9; regular assembly line is 4 for the 9-5.

whoozy2002
Guest
5 years 5 months ago

reason number one for survival and future success plus renault ups the ante in Australia http://www.themotorreport.com.au/51672/renault-five-year-passenger-car-warranty-announced-for-australia

Cerulean
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I believe Saab are intending to bring across some early right hand drive estates for chassis testing by journalists on UK roads so they can get the ride/handling right, and avoid the criticism the saloon took. This must be one of them.

Red J
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Sorry, but is quite boring at the office right now.
The car is on the Wavendon Rd., the crossing road is the Broughton Rd. in Salford, near by Milton Keynes.

Red J
Member
5 years 5 months ago

About 2 miles from Saab UK in Cranfield.

hans h
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Newport Pagnell…? Isn’t there something (else) interesting located there? Aston Martin, perhaps?

Red J
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I think the whole JLR group is also in the vicinity of Milton Keynes.

Alastair
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I think that SAAB decided that the ultimate test for the new 9-5SC would be if it survives 100 miles of UK roads which are now 3rd world status.

Our family with 4 cars and only 1 has survived unscathed in the past 2 months (mine) from potholes that would make the Grand Canyon look like a minor road depression.

The car does look good though!

ivo 71
Member
5 years 5 months ago

So maybe Saab should think about a tracked version of the 9-5SC for your neck of the woods?

😉

Ivo

OliverH
Member
5 years 5 months ago

There’re only 2 reason possible regarding this car:
– homologation for the UK market, wich make no sence because of EU homologation
– Test drives for journos and dealers/ VIPs

or maybe a third reason: Test drives for chassis adjustments and feedback from test customers.

jos
Member
5 years 5 months ago

That car is so damn hot.

ivo 71
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Yeah, it is, Jos. Too bad you and I and a few others here will have to be patient for a number of years… This may well end up to be the one Saab to get me out of my good old 9000. How about you?

Ivo

Patrik B
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I say two of them at Nacka strand last weekend and I am really surprised how tall and chunky it looks on the images if you compare it to the IRL impression. At the spring saloon it looked really sleak, low and sporty.

Maybe the camera adds 500 pounds?

Juerg_U
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I can’t help my self staring at this car, it has such a great presence!

craig
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Im a dealer and can say that we have not seen sight of this car, so must be some sort of test car! Lets hope Saab get through there recent issues and get this car out to market ASAP!

Rico
Member
5 years 5 months ago

My dealer here in Germany (near Frankfurt) told me, that the first 9-5 Estate will come to Germany till Summer (July)

Baracuda
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Saab Germany has given their dealers september as the official launch date and not july.

Alexandros
Member
5 years 5 months ago

…just beautiful..!

Dannii
Member
5 years 5 months ago
I just went to the nearest Volvo dealer to scout a Volvo V60 1.6T (110kW/240Nm) and got approval today from my finance house to finance the thing. Oh how my heart hurts that I can’t spend that money on Saab now (I got a Volvo S40 1.6D Drive in January 2011 new and have clocked 30,000km already trouble free apart from the aircon and the ludicrous 10,000km oil service which is killing my sanity). Some of you guys are very lucky to be able to buy a new Saab, in this part of the pond (Southern Africa) Saab is not… Read more »
Red J
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Dannii,
nice pictures,
and btw your town is easy to find, although it is in the middle of nowhere. 😎

2od1ac
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I was in Stoke Goldington (a few miles north of Milton Keynes on Monday and there was a convoy of 5 9-5s car two of which were SC estates heading north. Typical, I had not seen a new 9-5 on the road then I see 5 in one go. They all Swedish registered and right hand drive.

spacy
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5 years 5 months ago
I have been quite horrified what is happening @ saab recently. Only just over a year ago, we were all banging their drum [worldwide]. How on earth has the Co, got into so much supplier debt in this time. Does the management @ skyper not realise how much damage this is/will do to the brand. We were all there for Victorr, but someone needs to stop this now, & I mean NOW, otherwise the rot will just put buyers off, perminately. After seeing this beautiful estate, I wonder why Saab are allowing all this bad publicity to get so out… Read more »
SAABoy
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Wow, looks great!

The color reminds me of a steel gray viggen.

Toby K
Member
5 years 5 months ago

She does look great. I think I’m gonna see if the wife will sell her Volvo (I said VOLVO) then I can afford my 5th Saab-it would be this 9-5 S/C AWD-black/black

golfhunter
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Back to the future

spacy
Guest
5 years 5 months ago

if you click on the picture and download it, them blowit up in windows picture gallery, you will see it is a RHD version

Marco
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Now this pic of this beautiful car is as my wallpaper on my MBP.

I noticed that this car was taken into use on April 4th (I trafik första gĂ„ngen i Sverige: 2011-04-04). This was after the factory was halted. My thoughts are that things are still moving forward despite of the production being in a standstill. Marketing and product development probably work “as usual”…

These are encouraging pictures to see when the financial news are dominating the Saab-scene…

Ben112
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5 years 5 months ago
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