Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition In an attempt to create some action for the Saab brand, GM will announce the addition of this newly branded special package to its existing 9-5 line. The Griffin Edition cars (see the Saab Griffin marque) will feature what Saab calls unprecedented levels of standard equipment with either a five-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The exterior of the 9-5 Griffin exhibits influences from the recently updated Saab 9-3 family, such as matte chrome on the front grille as well as frames around the xenon headlamps. The sedan has a rear spoiler on the trunk lid, and the SportCombi has a roof spoiler and roof rails in a matte-chrome finish. The 9-5 Griffin, expected to arrive in Saab dealer showrooms in January 2009, is priced at $42,775 for the sedan and $44,045 for the SportCombi.