As you may or may not know, Auto Motor and Sport and I have a kind of Gentleman’s agreement to use one another’s content as and when we see fit, with proper accreditation, of course.
I’ve met a few of the blokes at AMS and consider them some of the best in the business, which is why I’m happy to add their qualifying comments to the CGI images of the 2010 Saab 9-5 that I posted a few days ago.
Auto Motor and Sport have already driven the 2010 Saab 9-5 and they reported their thoughts at the time. Obviously, whilst in Trollhatan driving the test mule, they also saw the real thing themselves. Hence they’re qualified to add some thoughts to the CGI’s that were posted.
They say as follows:
“This is a computer-animated image and unfortunately – we have to say as someone who has been in Trollhättan and seen the real car – it is not not good at all. The upper line on the side windows is not correct, and the same goes for the C-pillar design. The rear looks “strange”, which is not the case with the real car. Taste is always a subject up for discussion, but we who have seen the wagon can testify that it is really powerful. Big, tough, and cocky – not as anxious as this picture!
This is great news and it’s as I predicted when I first posted the images.
These images were just CGIs and if you’ve been hanging around here long enough, you would have seen CGIs of the Aero X and other models that were nowhere near as good as real photos, and even further removed from the real thing.
These CGIs were genuine, I can tell you that much. But they’re also inherently limited by their own nature as preliminary images of the car, and being computer generated graphics.
The fact that the real thing, as expected, should be a whole lot more exciting and interesting to look at is a welcome thing.