Saab 9-4X

Saab 9-4X

Saab will unveil the 9-4X next year at the Detroit motor show in January and sales will begin later on the year. The first prototypes have been caught testing in Germany.

The 9-4X will have its design inspired by the 9-3 and 9-3, ,- but with more modern materials and better build quality.

Under the hood GM will place a 2.8-litre petrol V6 and an automatic box. The production version will be 4.95m long and 1.92m wide. It will be built on a new platform — a mix of GM’s Theta 4x4 platform and the new Epsilon II chassis known as Theta premium.

Source: AutoCar

Saab is working on a new SUV that will compete with models like BMW X3 or Land Rover Freelander . First unveiled as the 9-4X BioPower concept at January’s Detroit Motor Show, the future 9-4X has been already caught testing. The official debut will be made in 2010; pricing will start from £24,000 ($47.500).

Under the skin is the same platform as found on another General Motors small 4x4: the Cadillac BRX. It will be built in at Mexico’s Ramos Arizpe factory.

Buyers will be able to pick from a wide range of petrol engines, as well as a new 250bhp diesel. And all models will be equipped with Saab’s XWD all-wheel-drive system.

Source: AutoExpress

Since the embargo was broken, there was no point for GM to keep the 9-4X Concept secret until it will supposed to be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show (we told you this is going to happened when we post the first photo leaked).

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