Saab Says It Will Build 9-4X Crossover

June 29, 2010

Saab may be leaving General Motors' umbrella and joining forces with sports-car maker Spyker, but that doesn't mean it won't go forward with plans to build the Saab 9-4X crossover.

The company confirmed this in a release today, although details remain sparse at this point. It does appear that the 9-4X will be offered with two turbocharged engines: A 300-horsepower 2.8-liter turbocharged V-6 will be offered at first, with a 220-horse 2.0-liter turbo four to come later.

Again, details are sketchy, but we'd expect the 9-4X to be similar to Cadillac's SRX crossover, since it was developed on the same platform. Since it's no longer part of GM's family, Saab won't have to worry about overlapping pricing with the SRX, but we think the price will come in a below the SRX.

We also expect that since the 9-4X was already introduced before Saab was sold from GM to Spyker, that means the 9-4X will probably retain a lot of the look and feel of Saabs of recent vintage.

We'll know more when the crossover is launched officially later this year.


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