The next Saab 9-5 SportWagon leaked ahead of the Geneva debut
As you can see in the image to the left, the new Saab 9-5 SportWagon will feature similar design styles seen on the sedan version of the 2011 9-5 but across the back end, the wagon version features a massive wraparound-style rear glass with the sides tapering off into the sharply angled c-pillars. This is a similar style to the 2010 9-5 SportWagon but the new tail lights make an incredible difference over the previous generation of the 9-5 wagon.
The tail lights feature a body-width style, thankfully avoiding the tail lights that run from top to bottom like the ones found on the 9-3 SportCombi (Saab’s name for wagon) while providing a much sportier look than the lights found on the older 9-5 wagons.
Saab hasn’t provided any official information on the drivetrain but we can expect the new 9-5 SportWagon to come with the same engine options as the new 9-5 Sedan. The base engine is a 220 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder with a standard 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission; all of which are mated exclusively to a front wheel drive system. The premium engine option will likely be the 2.8L turbocharged V6 (similar to the one found in the Cadillac SRX) mated to Saab Cross Wheel Drive (XWD) system and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
We can expect a full complement of information when the Geneva Motor Show opens on March 3rd, 2011.