Almost exactly one year ago, the first public version of the Saab 9-5NG Production Report was released, sparking enormous intrest from Saab fans all around the world. Today, on “9/5 day”, we’re launching the next version with new images and many new details, including information about major options, production numbers by market, engine options and more! We also included some corrections based on the feedback we received, so keep this coming!
The waiting is finally over! Always wanted to know exactly how many production 9-4Xs were made? What engines and accessory options were planned? How many cars were made in what colour? Well… now you can find the answer to these questions (and more!) in the brand new Saab 9-4X Production Report. It has taken the team more than a year to do all the research and to put this extensive overview together. In conjunction with the launch of the report, we’re also expanding the scope of this site to include the 9-4X!
Arguably one of the most beautiful Saab models ever made, the Saab 9-5 “New Generation” was introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2009 and during the two eventful years that followed, a total of 11,320 production 9-5s rolled off the assembly lines in Trollhättan, Sweden.
The interest for the 9-5NG has been growing steadily since and the cars are now rapidly becoming collector’s items. With the increasing popularity, the demand for detailed production data has also grown, but the demise of Saab Automobile AB unfortunately made access to reliable information quite difficult.
Photo from tella, Dragan Mitrovic, http://ttela.se/ekonomi/saab/1.1130171-varldspremiar-for-9-5-sportcombi World Premiere at the Saab Factory in Trollhättan for the all new Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2011-02-23, 11:30 am. Press and 3 800 Saab employees were shown the new cars. There was also a speech by Saabs vd Jan Åke Jonsson and Spykers Victor Muller.
5 years ago was a very exciting and important year for Saab. It was now it would be proved if Saab has come to stay or not. Now we know unfortunately how it went and the new Saab 9-5 Sportcombi was to be salvaged for scrap metal and one preserved for Saab Museum.
However, the creditors were standing in line to get their money back so everything that could be sold was to be auctioned off. That also included the test cars such as 9-5 Sportcombi. Some were in such poor condition they were not considered to be safe and could not be sold. The Swedish Transport Agency had already decided from the beginning that they were only test cars and would not be allowed to be registered legally and therefore not be driven on public roads. KVD had the great “honor” of holding in some of the auctions all sold prices are listed in the 9-5 Sportcombi directory, https://9-5sc2012.com/saab-9-5-sportcombi-2012-directory/.