OK, this is a few days old, but I’ve got to have it in the archives, plus we have some feedback from Victor on the drive home, too.
From the Saab Newsroom:
Outside Saab Automobile´s factory in Trollhättan, Sweden, Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars was handed the keys to a top-of-the-line Saab 9-5 sedan by Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson. It is part of an all-new 9-5 product range which will go on sale later this year.
“I am delighted to take delivery of this stunning new car ahead of our customer orders,” said Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars NV, which yesterday completed the acquisition of Saab Automobile AB from General Motors. “The 9-5 will be the first of three exciting new Saab cars which we plan to launch in the next 16 months”
Muller´s car, powered by a 300 hp 2.8L V6, with all-wheel-drive, adaptive chassis control, a head-up information display, a lane departure warning camera and surround sound hi-fi, will spearhead the most sophisticated model range Saab has ever produced.
The following photo from TTELA shows Victor and his son picking the car up down at ANA, the Saab dealership just down the road from the factory.
Victor was kind enough to drop in via comments and leave the following:
The ride home was a blast. We experienced the 9-5 at its best driving thru a serious snow storm. The winter tyres did their job really well as did the XWD. I will have the beautiful 19′ wheels mounted this week. Nothing but thumbs up along the way and not just from Saab drivers. What a great new product to start New Saab with.
Nice to hear it and of course, nice to hear it directly from the man himself.
Hopefully production and pricing will come soon. Maybe at Geneva?