Saab has priced the vehicle, its first estate in more than 20 years, well below rival Audi A6 and BMW 5-series estates, with on-the-road prices starting at £23,795 for the 150bhp 2.0t. This compares to £25,204 for an Audi A6 Avant 1.8T and £26,355 for a BMW 520i Touring. The rest of the Saab estate range pricing is £24,795 for the 9-5 2.3t; £25,795 for the 9-5 SE 2.0t and £26,795 for the 9-5 SE 2.3t.
Standard equipment includes driver, passenger and side airbags, dual-zone automatic climate control, load-securing tracks, refrigerated glovebox and electrically-adjustable headlamps. Small said: 'The estate is mainly aimed at the user-chooser lists where drivers are looking to change from 4x4s back to a sporty but practical vehicle. We expect about 40% of the Saab estate sales to be fleet.'