IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Saab's new 9-5 wins 'em over

The title is not my creation. It is the words of the Belfast Telegraph. Their test driver has test driven the new Saab 9-5 Sedan for a whole week and has been seduced. Just like we are seduced each and every day.

Here's what Belfast Telegraph's test driver says about the 9-5 after a week:
...having now lived with the car for a full week of mixed motoring, I have to say I have been fully seduced by its qualities. It's a first-rate executive express.
The boldly expressive styling is low-slung and muscular, inspired by the company’s acclaimed Aero X concept car.
There’s a premium feel to the cabin, with very clear deeply recessed main dials, including an aircraft-instrument style speed read-out.
Out on the road, comfort levels are high despite the car’s sporting demeanour.

Another great review for Saab! 

On the other side of the world Aussie CarsGuide has also tested the new 9-5 Sedan. And they also thinks the car is a worthy alternative to the three German competitors:

It's not going to set the world on fire but it is definitely appealing, with its long bonnet and swept back windscreen.
The 9-5 has plenty of cache for the price and is a genuine alternative to mainstream Audi's, Benzes and BMWs.
And one fun observation on CarGuide's test. If you download their picture of the 9-5, the picture title is Saab 9-5 Hero instead of Saab 9-5 Aero!! :)