Final first generation Saab 9-5 produced

Saab press release from 02 February 2010

  • Last first generation Saab 9-5 rolls off Trollhättan production line
  • Almost 500,000 produced since 1997
  • Next generation 9-5 being prepared for launch this year

The last current generation Saab 9-5 to be produced, a silver Griffin edition SportCombi, rolled off the assembly line yesterday (1 February) at Saab’s Trollhättan plant in Sweden.

Almost half a million 9-5s have been produced since its launch in 1997 – 252,236 sedans and 231,357 SportCombis. This popular model, soon to be replaced by an all-new generation, introduced a number of industry innovations: active front head restraints (SAHR), ventilated seats, Night Panel instrument dimming, a charcoal interior air filter and Saab BioPower flex-fuel turbo technology.

The last Saab 9-5 is bound for the Saab Museum in Trollhättan, where it will join an illustrious line-up of all Saab’s key models. As it left the assembly line, a new chapter in Saab product history was beginning – the first all-new 9-5 sedans are already being produced at the world class Trollhättan facility ahead of launch later this year.


The final Saab 9-5 at the Saab Museum in September 2015



  1. Production run of 12 years and I still enjoy driving my 2005 9-5 Aero every day. No wonder the 9-5 technology is now used in other cars in China because it is a very well engineered car. Cheers to the first gen 9-5! 🙂

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