Today GM announced that the proposed sale of Saab to Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg was off. Does that mean that the recently revealed new 9-5 sedan is dead in the water?
In a short statement GM CEO Fritz Henderson said:
"We're obviously very disappointed with the decision to pull out of the Saab purchase. Many have worked tirelessly over the past several months to create a sustainable plan for the future of Saab by selling the brand and its manufacturing interests to Koenigsegg Group AB. Given the sudden change in direction, we will take the next several days to assess the situation and will advise on the next steps next week."
No word was given about whether there are other bidders for Saab, whether the brand will be closed down or what the fate of its almost-production-ready 9-5 will be.
We love head-up displays (HUD), as they provide speed and navigation information on the windscreen and cut down on the amount of time we're looking away from the road. The 9-5's HUD features not just a digital speedometer, but also a tacho, gear indictor and more.
One of the key traits of Saabs through the years has been a key ignition switch located in the centre console. Apparently that's no longer possible, so the company's come up with the next best thing: a start/stop button in the centre console.
LED lights not only light up faster and last longer, they also allow designers to bend a car's lights into funky shapes. Witness the light tubes used here for the driving lights and the hockey stick brake lights.