Djup Strupe on the 2010 Saab 9-5 and Saab 9-4x

No pictures here, just some feedback I received from Djup Strupe on my post in anticipation of the next generation Saab 9-5.
I was just reading your article about the reveal of the 9-5 and I thought I would drop you a quick email. I have had the pleasure of seeing the new 9-5 in the flesh, along with the 9-4 and the 9-3x.
I have to say I am very much biased as I have grown up with Saab and have a genuine love of the brand, but, I really think the new 9-5 is going to be a real success. The car looks fantastic, it is one of the best looking cars I have seen in the last 5 years. The car that I would compare it to in looks is the Jaguar XF, which is my currently my favourite new product on the market (a beautiful car).
Part of the reason why I think it is going to be a success is that there has been a real concentration on ensuring the right engines are available for the 9-5. A strong emphasis has been put on CO2, a key to the European market. In addition, it looks like it will be coming with the required accessories for a car in its class (it looks like HUD is on the way…woohoo!).
Just a little on the 9-4x, which is also a great looking vehicle. Its rear light cluster is stunning, and very different to anything on the market at the moment. The vehicle itself is far larger than I thought it would be, although it will only come in a 5 seater version (which hasn’t effected the X5). My fear with this car is that it is probably too late in coming to the market as the trend is now strongly moving away from SUVs and crossovers.
Still, it will provide Saab with more bullets in its arsenal. Never a bad thing.
My thanks to Djup Strupe for chipping in. Despite the gloomy conditions around at the moment, I think there really is light at the end of the tunnel for Saab.

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