The first Saab 9-4X crossover to be commercially produced has rolled off the assembly line in Mexico. The first Saab 9-4X is an Ice Pearl metallic Aero model with a 2.8V6 turbo engine, this model will be test driven in the United States before being shipped to Sweden for display at the Saab car museum.
The Saab 9-4X will go on sale in the United Sates in May, UK sales start in late 2011. Saab Automobile President and CEO Jan Ake Jonsson said “the arrival of the Saab 9-4X is another important step in the fulfillment of our business plan. This sporty and distinctive product will significantly broaden the appeal of our brand and give us access to an important new vehicle segment that is still growing, particularly in the United States.”
Under the bonnet of the new Saab 9-4X is a compact and efficient V6 turbocharged engine. The 2.8 litre 300hp twin scroll turbocharged engine is mated to six speed automatic transmissions under adaptive electronic control. There is an extensive list of standard equipment including 20 inch turbine alloy wheels, perforated leather seats, rear view camera, BOSE sound system, rain sensing wipers and parking assistance front and rear.