The last 9-5 was produced on July 2, 2009.
You could never accuse the current Saab 9-5 of lacking staying power: The Trollhättan produced car has been in production since 1997. The Saab 9-5 received a couple of refreshes in 2002 and 2006, but has been basically the same design for 12 years.
Supposedly the production version of the next 9-5 sedan source: saabs united
While quite competitive when first launched, the Saab began to slip behind the pack as the years piled on. The 2006 refresh gave the 9-5 a nose job that did little to improve the car's appearance.
Supposedly the production version of the next 9-5 wagon source: saabs united
No matter its warts, the Saab 9-5 will long be remembered as a very comfortable, safe car. The next generation 9-5, set to debut at this year's Frankfurt Auto Show, would do well to emulate its predecessor's lengthy tenure.