Could it be that there will be different tailgates for different markets?
Saab’s officially released image…..
Spyshot, from Trollhattan, beginning of February…..
Spyshot, from Trollhattan, yesterday…..
Comments, from someone who should be in a position to know, indicate that the third of those images might be the tailgate used for cars shipped to the US market.
I don’t know US design rules, but I do have memories of cars being shipped to Australia from the US with big ugly overriders on the rear bumpers, presumably to keep low-speed colliders away from the panels. Maybe Saab are required to recess the rear door for that market?
I don’t think either one looks substantially better than the other, so it’s a non-issue for me, but an interesting observation nonetheless by various eagle-eyed commenters.