Saab 9-5 production run ends after 13 years

Saab 9-5 production run ends after 13 years

The Saab 9-5 is one of the oldest vehicles still in production, having first rolled off the line in 1997 and has only experienced one major update since then. Now, with Saab sold to Spyker and a brand new 2010 model due by the middle of the year, production of the current model has just ceased, with the last car being bolted together at its Trollhattan plant in Sweden this week.

The very last model was a 2009 Saab 9-5 SportKombi wagon that was donated to the Saab Museum, also in Trollhattan. Production of the 2009 Saab 9-5 sedan ended last July.

Since production began in 1997, a total of 483,593 sedans and wagons have been built. Just because production is stopping in Trollhattan doesn’t mean it’s the end of this particular 9-5 model. The rights and tools for the car, along with those for the 9-3, have been sold on to China’s Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. (BAIC), which means the cars will likely resume production at a new plant in China.

The replacement 2010 Saab 9-5, is scheduled to begin production in just a few weeks, with sales to start by the middle of the year.

The Saab 9-5 is one of the oldest vehicles still in production, having first rolled off the line in 1997 and has only experienced one major update since then. Now, with Saab sold to Spyker and a brand new 2010 model due by the middle of the year, production of the current model has just ceased, with the last car being bolted together at its Trollhattan plant in Sweden this week.

The very last model was a 2009 Saab 9-5 SportKombi wagon that was donated to the Saab Museum, also in Trollhattan. Production of the 2009 Saab 9-5 sedan ended last July.

Since production began in 1997, a total of 483,593 sedans and wagons have been built. Just because production is stopping in Trollhattan doesn’t mean it’s the end of this particular 9-5 model. The rights and tools for the car, along with those for the 9-3, have been sold on to China’s Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. (BAIC), which means the cars will likely resume production at a new plant in China.

The replacement 2010 Saab 9-5, is scheduled to begin production in just a few weeks, with sales to start by the middle of the year.

« | »

Let us know what you think

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Road Tests

Silver Sponsors

Car and SUV Team

Richard-Edwards-2016Richard Edwards

Managing editor

linkedinphotoDarren Cottingham

Motoring writer

robertbarry-headRobert Barry

Chief reporter

Ian-Ferguson-6Ian Ferguson

Advertising Consultant

debDeborah Baxter

Operations Manager

RSS Latest News from Autotalk

RSS Latest News from Dieseltalk

Read previous post:
Design students create future Bentley

Seems like kids these days all want a job designing cars. But even with the correct training, it's still a...

Close