The new Saab 9-4X has just arrived in the U.S. showrooms, and it is predicted to be a hot seller to help Saab with its financial recovery. The new Saab 9-4X has a starting price of $34,205 plus $825 in destination charges, and it is available in three trim levels of Base, Premium and Aero.
The first Saab 9-4X crossover has been sold to Martin Reuben of Cleveland, Ohio, which he is very satisfied with the new crossover.
“Before even driving it off the lot, I put my butt into the seat, looked around and bought it on the spot,” replied Martin. “So far everything I’ve discovered on this car is pure Saab – purposeful & well designed.”
According to a recent statement from Saab, the first buyer didn’t even bother for a test drive. He simply had a sit in the driver’s seat of the 9-4X on show, glanced around, and then made the purchase right away.
“Our first vehicles are just hitting retailers and our first customer sale took place last weekend at Saab North Olmstead in Cleveland, Ohio. This is an exciting product, with a true Saab crossover that gives us entry into a new segment,” said Tim Colbeck, President and COO Saab Cars North America.
The new Saab 9-4X is an attractive crossover. It displays modern design lines while maintains the traditional design as well. Saab has already 100 orders placed for its new crossover, which is not a bad starter considering Saab has only sold 3471 units total in the U.S. this year so far.
The Saab 9-4X is offered with two V6 engines in the U.S., which is based on the Cadillac SRX. The standard model comes with a naturally-aspirated 3.0-litre V6 with direct-injection producing 265 horsepowr and 223 lb-ft of torque, while an Aero variant comes with a 2.8-litre with a twin-sroll turbocharger V6 delivering 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Prices start from $34,205 for the standard model and $48,835 for the Aero in the U.S. The Saab 9-4X is built alongside with the Cadillac SRX at GM’s factory in Mexico.