Djup Strupe walked past my house overnight and an envelope with some 9-5 specs must have accidentally fallen out of his/her coat pocket.
Apparently the new Saab 9-5 will come to Australia with two model lines only – Vector and Aero.
Equipment listings on the base model Vector are therefore very impressive from the get-go, including items that are options elsewhere such as the color screen and Satnav as standard. Add HUD and Saab Smartbeam Xenons to that list.
Vector will come with either 2.0T or the 2.0TiD engine. Aero is V6 only.
Pricing will be keenly based on current prices for the Audi A6 at just over $70K for the Vector and mid $90K for the Aero (cf $73K for base A6 and $109K for 3.0TFSI). Add the on-road costs.
These numbers are significantly less than the BMW 5er and the Saab’s base level equipment will have the Teutonic shopper checking the options list for days.
9-5s are expected to land here around the end of the first quarter 2011.