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Saab will infuse its 9-5 sedan with a bit of newfangled Saabness when it freshens its top-line model for next year. Though the authenticity of Autocar's photo is undocumented (not to mention, a shade dodgy) and likely a spec job, word is the facelifted version will get its new facia design from Saab's 2001 9-X concept car โ€” a design direction expected to affect the entire line. The latest freshening comes ahead of a new, German-built model expected in 2007-8.

Saab Flagship Facelifted [Autocar]

Second Saaburu Greenlighted [internal]