Saab 9-4X Coming to L.A. Auto Show

Saab is currently making efforts to re-establish itself as an important name in the automotive industry. The company’s only new product is the 9-5, which comes from the pre-Spyker era. The next vehicle to be offered by the Swedish carmaker is the 9-4X crossover.

Unofficial sources previously indicated that the vehicle is scheduled to make its debut this November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now, the news has been confirmed on the LA Auto Show’s Twitter page.

Just like the 9-5, the 9-4X is launched under Spyker’s umbrella, but has been developed while Saab was owned by General Motors. This means that the car is underpinned by the same platform as the Cadillac SRX, with the two vehicles coming to the world via the same plant, which is located in Mexico.

The vehicle borrows its design cues from the 9-4X Bio Power concept (the one you see in the adjacent image), which was presented in 2008. This is a positive aspect, as it means that the 9-4X and the Cadillac SRX will be different animals, allowing the Swedish carmaker to make full use of the vehicle on the crossover-thirsty U.S. market.

The Saab 9-4X will make its way to U.S. dealerships in the spring of next year. For the American market, the vehicle will be powered by a 2.8 liter V6 unit that uses turbocharging to deliver 260 hp. The engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Saab is expected to offer a wider range of engines for the car, but no info is available yet.
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