• Jun 21, 2010
Saab 9-4x concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Judging by the latest spy pics, it looks like the Saab 9-4x is fully baked and ready to hit the streets. Saab has stripped the camo off the integration prototypes for the new 9-4x crossover and it doesn't appear to have changed much since the original concept debuted at the Detroit Auto Show two years ago.

AutoExpress reports that production has begun at the same Ramos Arizpe, Mexico plant that produces the Cadillac SRX, although our sources indicate that production is still a few months off and considering the time frame, it's safe to assume that the production 9-4X will debut at the Paris Motor Show this September.

Like the concept, the production 9-4x will likely be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, with an optional 2.8-liter turbo V6 from the Turbo-X and the in the Cadillac SRX. AE is also reporting that the Saab will offer a 2.9-liter turbodiesel developed with VM Motori which might be the V6 that was once planned for the European market Cadillac CTS.



[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice...Hope it helps Saab stay afloat and become profitable so they can start making their own individual cars again. Still have a soft spot for my '90 900 S 16v 5 Speed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Saabillac, meh
        Pug_Power
        • 4 Years Ago
        Now that I actually saw the interior of the production model, it doesn't seem like they kept too much of the concept's clean and simple design. Drat.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It does look about a million times better than the gouge-my-eyes-out Saab LaCros... er 9-5. I'm not sure that's saying much however.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Cody R

        Now, don't get me wrong...I'm a huge Saab fan and I am very happy that GM is no longer in control of Saab's destruction...but how can you say that the 9-4x hasn't been tainted or touched by GM? It's basically a Saabified Cadillac SRX!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would say it's better than it's badge engineered siblings. OT sucks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Auto Express say it's XC90 sized, I always had the feeling it was designed to match the XC60, perhaps its the 9-4x's name that suggests that it's smaller than it is. Regardless, its definitely something I would consider if I was shopping in the segment.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Much better looking than the SRX/Equinox/Terrain counsins.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Sheesh...still with the badge engineering comments. This isn't GM from 3-30 years ago. I bet a majority of the bean counters would have no idea. I think it's a great looking Saab...though i wouldnt buy it (its not what im the market for).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes its rebadging jesh.. but I'm sure like most other rebadges that have been given to Saab they put their own tweaks here or there into the 9-4X. It looks great and unlike the Trailblazer rebadge job I think this will sell more. Can't wait to see it in person.
      • 4 Years Ago
      At first glance, this actually appears to be a smaller sibling to the Edge.

      Not a bad looking one either, at that. Even has the blue oval in the normal place :)