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The 2011 Saab 9-5 is the last of the GM-built Saabs, and it will gain a wagon version in America next year, one year after the SportCombi wagon becomes available in Europe.
Likely to debut as a 2012 model, the SportCombi will probably keep the same front-end looks as the sedan, before the styling dovetails into a sloped shape out back.
The SportCombi will share its powertrains with the 9-5 sedan, which shares its Epsilon II platform with the Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal.
Wagons aren't the most popular sell in America, but Saab has always been known as a "quirky" brand, and selling a wagon on our shores could help Saab rebuild some of the brand appeal it may have lost while its future hung in limbo as GM entered and later emerged from bankruptcy.
If nothing else, a SportCombi wagon will give families one more option to choose from as they shop the 9-5 versus its competitors.