2011 Saab 9-4X To Debut At LA In November

Mike Stevens | Aug 18, 2010

Like the all-new 9-5, Saab's upcoming 9-4X crossover has survived the Swedish carmaker's transition from General Motors ownership to niche sports carmaker, Spyker.

While the urgent push for new models has meant that production of the GM-and-Saab-developed SUV has been considered a foregone conclusion for some time, Saab has this week confirmed that the 9-4X will debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November - although little else has been revealed.

These spy photos of the 9-4X testing in Europe show an almost completely undisguised look at the upcoming crossover, with the interior revealing that - for now, at least - Saab's new crossover sports the same steering wheel as the Opel Insignia and Astra.

Introduced as a replacement for the overseas Saab 9-7X, the 9-4X is expected to be positioned in the same size class as the BMW X5, with pricing more in line with the BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.

While details are scant, previous reports suggest the 2011 Saab 9-4X will be powered by a 210kW petrol V6, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a Haldex all-wheel-drive system with electronic differential.

A diesel version is expected to be offered in Europe, developing 185kW and 550Nm of torque.

Saab does not currently offer the outgoing 9-7X on the Australian market, but with its new parent Spyker keen to make the most of its acquisition, we may soon see a change on that front in the form of the 9-4X.

Follow Mike Stevens on Google+

Filed under: Spy Photos, Saab, News, 2011 saab 9-4x, saab 9-4x, 9-4x

Leave a comment:

Required
Required
Enter comment here.
  • Steven Poyser says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    Lovely! Wow it looks nice smile
  • says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    Please do bring it to Aus!
  • sammo8191
    sammo8191 says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    This is great! Would really work well in the Aus market so I hope it comes here soon.
    Love the Opel logo on the steering wheel as well!
  • 288gto
    288gto says,
    4 years ago
    SAAB are really hanging onto that dashboard design. Long live the Grid Air Vents!

advertisement