From now on, the admirers of the 9-5 sedan will be able to carry a lot more stuff. Saab has officially pulled the wraps off of the 9-5 SportCombi station wagon at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show.
The SportCombis load capacity reaches 18.6 cubic feet with the seats in place, and 56 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Styled like the 9-5 sedan, the SportCombi adds some sheetmetal and rear windows. In the United States, it will be powered by a 220-hp, 2.0-l turbocharged engine shared with the sedan. Saabs snow-friendly Cross-Wheel Drive system will come standard. Considering that the Swedish manufacturer decided to fill the 9-5 SportCombi with a lot of standard equipment, the wagon is likely to be on the pricier side. The list of the standard equipment includes heated seats, a cooled glove box, panoramic moonroof, keyless start, as well as a navigation unit that's controlled using an eight-inch touchscreen. The Rear Passenger Package (tri-zone HVAC, rear seat audio, wireless headphones, and dual eight-inch screens with DVD player) and Tech Package (lane-departure warning, head-up display, park assist, bi-Xenon cornering lights, and lane-departure warning) are offered as options. The company plans to start selling the new Saab 9-5 SportCombi this fall.