2010 Saab 9-5 update

I thought as much!!
One of those sites covering the Saab 9-5’s latest appearance at The Ring mentioned that it would be built in Russelsheim first with plans to move it to Trollhattan.
This made absolutely no sense. Why pay to set up a factory for production of a car just to do it all over again later? Why delay production whilst you move all the tooling from one place to another?
I asked the question and got the answer.
Saab’s plans are to have all 2010 Saab 9-5 production in the Trollhattan factory.
Saab want it that way and it’s fair to say that the Swedish government would want it that way as well, prior to providing the loan guarantees that a new owner will require when they take over control of Saab.
I’ve just heard from another source that the 2010 Saab 9-5 is still definitely scheduled to premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year.
Word around the traps is that Frankfurt have actually contracted with Saab to get the 9-5 launch, which is just another in a long line of reasons as to why they’re being so secretive about the production car’s looks.
All of the above presumes, of course, that Saab will be a going concern by the latter parts of this year.
But they will.
And in non-9-5 related news, the Barcelona Motor Show is coming up, with the 9-3x, 9-4x and 9-X Air all making an appearance.
Photos will be forthcoming, we hope.

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