Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 Saab 9-5 to be reborn in the US as a Buick

As Saab struggles to cling to survival, a Swedish newspaper, Dagens Industri, has report that GM is ’seriously considering’ using the near-ready 9-5 model as its next Buick.

The 9-5 share much of its development with the Opel Insignia, itself already used to underpin at least one Buick model, but in order to avoid overlap, the report suggests the 9-5 may present a more radical option for Buick buyers, and could perhaps feature as the next LaCrosse, Regal or Excelle sedan.

With GM already treating Buick as a kind of testing ground for new designs, one of the most modern Saabs yet shaped could easily feel at home in the US if sold under the more familiar Buick nameplate. The move would also see the 9-5 finally attain volume sales.

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