Click the Saab 9-4X for a high res gallery from its Detroit debut

It looks like the cash flow crunch down at the Ren Cen has claimed another product victim. This time it's the Saab 9-4X that looks like it will see a delay of up to a year before it's launched. The new Saab crossover debuted as a concept at this year's Detroit Auto Show and had been scheduled to launch in the fall of 2009. The Saab shares its platform with the Cadillac SRX that will debut at Detroit in January and go on into production in May. In concept form, the Saab used a direct injected and turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder that's optimized for operation on E85. The production version will likely use something similar. While the concept didn't use a hybrid drive system, and GM hasn't given any indication in that direction, the production version could potentially use the two-mode hybrid transaxle that will debut shortly in the similarly-sized Saturn Vue. The premium-priced Saab could prove to be a more viable platform for selling the pricey two-mode system.


[Source: Left Lane News]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • From Our Partners

    You May Like
    Links by Zergnet
    Share This Photo X