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by Brett Davis

A member of Saabsunited web forum has just spotted what appears to be the new Saab 9-5 SportCombi driving around on public streets. The car was spotted in Trollhattan, Sweden, near the company’s headquarters.

Members of the forum say the car in question was badged as a 9-5 Aero TTiD, which means it is likely to feature the 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine offering outputs of 142kW and 400Nm. This is then channeled through Saab’s XWD all-wheel drive system.

Judging by the image, it looks like the new 9-5 SportCombi will be fairly large in dimensions in proportion to the road lane. Take a look at those long rear quarter panels and that wide rear bumper bar. This could mean the new 9-5 SportCombi will offer substantially more rear cargo space than the last Saab 9-5 wagon.

The car is expected to make it formal debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, later this year. Sales are said to begin in September in international markets, while the Australian market isn’t likely to get the SportCombi until 2012.

For more details on the new model, and other Saab 9-5 info, click this.




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