2010 Saab 9-5 U.K. prices revealed

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2010

Pricing information for Saab's all-new 9-5 saloon has been announced. The company is already accepting orders for the model, which is set to arrive in UK showrooms this summer. Prices start at GBP26,495 for the entry-level 163bhp 2.0 TiD diesel model. Saab started production of the 9-5 at Saab's Trollhattan HQ on March 23.

These are the first vehicles to be assembled under independent ownership after GM bought a controlling share in Saab in 1989. At the initial 9-5 launch program, two trim levels (Vector SE and Aero) are featured. Saab stated that the 163bhp 2.0TiD (priced at GBP26,495) and the 216bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol model (GBP28,195) are immediately available.

But in Aero trim, only two petrol-engined models are immediately available -- a 216bhp 2.0-litre turbo (GBP31,195) and a 294bhp 2.8-litre V6 turbo (GBP37,995), which also gets Saab's torque-vectoring all wheel drive set-up.

Meanwhile, the three new '2011 model' versions of the 9-5 can be ordered in the summer and be delivered in the autumn. In Vector SE trim, a 196bhp 2.0 TTiD twin-turbo diesel model is offered in both GBP28,495 Vector SE trim and GBP31,495 Aero versions.

The 2011 model that had gotten the most interest is the GBP26,695 176bhp 1.6-liter turbo petrol 9-5, said to be "carrying forward Saab's rightsizing engine strategy."

The Vector SE trim level offers many features: leather/textile trim, front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, 17in alloys, electronic climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth, auto-dimming rear view mirror, ipod integration, heated front seats and push-button starting.

With an Aero specification, Saab adds sports chassis tuning, 19in wheels, specific "Aero" front and rear bumpers, twin tailpipes, bi-xenon headlights, electric leather sports seats, alloy pedals.

Buyers may opt for any of the following: an automatic gearbox, head-Up display, adaptive bi-xenon lights, a Harman Kardon audio system, DAB radio, adaptive cruise control and keyless entry. Prices for the auto box have not been announced.

Press Release

NEW SAAB 9-5 PRICING TAKES OFF

Saab’s new 9-5 enters the UK market priced at just £26,495 OTR for the 2.0TiD 160PS Vector SE model, making it a highly competitive proposition for buyers in the premium saloon sector. Cars are available to order from Saab dealerships today.

Positioned by Saab as its top-of-the-line contender in the premium saloon segment, the all-new 9-5 is the most technically advanced car ever produced by the company. In addition to owning a very well equipped vehicle, customers will gain a driving experience that matches the excitement of Saab’s bold Scandinavian design language.

The range of high-tech features on offer includes: an aircraft inspired head-up information display (HUD), adaptive headlights (Bi-xenon Smart Beam), MP3/iPod integration, Harman Kardon audio system, DAB radio, adaptive cruise control, DriveSense adaptive chassis with continuous damping control, keyless entry and starting, dual-zone climate control, adaptive parking assistance, and XWD with electronic LSD - the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system.

The all-turbo powertrain line-up carries forward Saab’s rightsizing engine strategy, focusing on responsible performance through the development of highly efficient and four cylinder turbo engines. Starting at 1.6-litres* (180PS) all transmissions are six speed and with diesel power, CO2 emissions as low as 139 g/km are also on offer.

The new Saab 9-5 features a generous array of standard equipment across the range. There are two levels of specification:

Vector SE
The ‘Vector SE’ specification is the starting point for 9-5 ownership, and is available to order at launch with the 2.0-litre TiD diesel engine or the 2.0-litre petrol engine. A 1.6T petrol and 2.0TTiD twin turbo diesel engine will be available to order from model year 2011 (mid-2010). Highlights include leather/textile comfort seats, auto dimming interior mirror, AUX & USB sockets with MP3/iPod integration, bluetooth phone integration system, heated front seats, keyless push button engine start/stop, park assist (front and rear), rain sensor windscreen wipers, 17” alloy wheels, electronic climate control (dual zone) and cruise control.

Aero
Saab customers can opt for the higher Aero specification with prices starting at £31,195 for the 2.0T petrol engine, alongside the flagship 2.8T petrol engine with XWD. The 2.0TTiD twin turbo diesel engine is available to order from model year 2011 (mid-2010). In addition to the Vector SE’s standard features, highlights include 19” alloy wheels, Aero front and rear bumpers, twin exposed tailpipes, bi-xenon headlights, headlight washers, dual electric seats, leather sport seats, alloy pedals and sport chassis.

UK Managing Director Jonathan Nash said: “We are very excited about the new 9-5 and we are confident it will be a great success for our dealers in the UK. The new Saab 9-5 combines the emotional appeal of a contemporary, modern Saab with all the rational appeal of a spacious five-seater premium saloon, with high levels of standard equipment, innovative functional features and competitive pricing.”

The Saab 9-5 will be built at Saab’s home plant in Trollhättan, where it has been engineered and chiefly developed.

Topics: saab, saab 9-5, sedan, uk, price

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