We've been fielding rumors of an estate version of the all-new Saab 9-5 series for some quite time now, but today, the Swedish automaker made it official announcing that the world premiere of the SportsCombi will take place at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March.
"The launch of the 9-5 SportCombi is a much-awaited next step in the roll-out of our new product offensive," said Saab Automobile CEO Jan Ake Jonsson. "It will take Saab back into the large wagon segment where we have established a strong presence in many key markets with our previous offering."
While Saab is keeping official photos out of sight for now, it did release some preliminary details on the 9-5 SportsCombi. According to the Swedes, the premium estate model will come equipped with many practical features. These include an adaptable multi-fold floor, flexible U-rail load space configuration and under-floor stowage with a sealed wet storage compartment, a programmable powered tailgate, and 60/40 split rear seatbacks that fold down almost completely flat without having to reposition the seat squab or remove the head restraints.
Turbo engines, Saab's XWD all-wheel-drive system and an array of features such as, adaptive cruise control, Bi-Xenon adaptive lighting, key-less entry and starting, tri-zone air conditioning and a Pilot Head-up Display which projects information on the windshield, will also be available.
Saab said the 9-5 SportCombi will arrive in the US in the Fall of 2011.