Created to recapture the premium estate market, the SportCombi boasts an attractive design with a wraparound rear window and ice-block taillights from the 9-4X.

Saab has announced plans to introduce the redesigned 9-5 SportCombi at the Geneva Motor Show.

Created to recapture the premium estate market, the SportCombi boasts an attractive design with a wraparound rear window, a 'hockey stick' belt line, and 'ice-block' taillights from the 9-4X.

Inside, engineers have paid special attention to ensure the wagon offers copious storage and easy access. The boot holds 18.6 cubic feet (527 liters) of luggage, but that can be expanded to 56 cubic feet (1,586 liters) when the 60/40 split rear seats are folded down. Furthermore, the cargo area comes standard with four tie-down loops and a 12-volt power outlet. Of course, if you want to hide your items, there's under-floor stowage which can be accessed by pulling on an aircraft-shaped handle.

Engine options haven't been announced, but we can expect they'll carryover from the sedan. This means choices will likely include a 162 kW (220 PS / 217 hp) turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a 221 kW (300 PS / 296 hp) turbocharged 2.8-liter V6, and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 118 kW (160 PS / 158 hp).

On the options list, items are slated to include XWD all-wheel-drive, a DriveSense adaptive chassis, Bi-Xenon adaptive lighting, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, tri-zone climate control and a head-up display.

No word on pricing, but the 9-5 SportCombi will go on sale in United States this fall.

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