Saab 9-4x: First impressions of Dagens Nyheter

Saab 9-4x
Saab 9-4x

The journalist Bosse Keskikangas of DN was allowed to inspect the new Saab 9-4x at Washington DC. His first impressions of the new Saab he shared with the Swedish readers yesterday.

Is the Saab 9-4x the car that will save Saab?

No certainly not. Saab expects 12.000 sales per year, including 2000 in Europe. Sure, Saab will make money with a fully featured 9 4x, which will then cost 450.000 SEK, 400.000 SEK is the base price. But the numbers of the car that is made in Mexico like the Cadillac SRX are too low.

What impression does the 9-4x make?

It's the coolest car Saab has built in a long time. Probably the best. It has good handling, feels firm and has no “rattling”. You sit excellently in the front row and also very well in the back seats. The negative points: The rear view is poor and the interior appears very dark on models without a sunroof.

Is it a car for environmentally conscious drivers?

That certainly not. The consumption will be about 12 liters / 100 KM, a diesel does not exist. The conception of the Saab 9-4x is clear for the American market where already several 1000 pieces are pre-ordered. It is available with an 2.8 V6 Turbo and an 3.0 V6 engine.

Good impressions of the new Saab 9-4x. We are not surprised that several sales have already been made, because the press comments are largely positive.

Text / translation: tom@saabblog.net

Source: Dagens Nyheter

Image: Saab Automobile AB