With Saab now in the relatively safe hands of Spyker work can continue unabated on the development of new models. We’ve already seen the new 2010 Saab 9-5 and following its launch this summer we will eventually see its SportCombi wagon variant make its debut.

This latest leaked image and previous spy shots show that development of the wagon is nearly complete, with a worldwide reveal by the end of the year seeming more and more likely. Apart from the rear hatch and likely extended wheelbase, the 9-5 SportCombi will be nearly identical to the sedan. Both cars will be built at Saab’s home plant in Trollhattan, Sweden.

At launch, there will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel model with 160 horsepower, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline model with 220 horsepower and a 2.8-liter turbo V-6 gasoline flagship with 300 horsepower on tap.

Shortly after launch, a 1.6-litre gasoline turbo model with 180 horsepower will be introduced, together with a 2.0-liter BioPower E85 model. Of course, U.S. variants will likely include just the gasoline engines.

Expect to see the new Saab 9-5 SportCombi go on sale early next year priced slightly higher than the sedan, which tops out at just under $50,000. For more information on the 2010 Saab 9-5, check out our previous story by clicking here.