It was in Hamburg when I was allowed to drive the then new Saab 9-4x for the first time. He left a lasting impression, because the Saab SUV was just fun. Sovereign was the 9-4x with his Turbo V6 on the road, always sufficient power, accompanied by a beautiful sound.
He is not a car for people who argue with supposed reason and then buy a big SUV with diesel engine, but a vehicle that is quite open to his stupidity. And that is also wonderful Saab. Just different than usual and with a unique cockpit with row roof, as we know it from the last models from Trollhättan.
A dream car in dream configuration
The 9-4x would have been my Saab, as I have repeatedly written. I would have ordered if it had come to the German market introduction. The plans were very specific, Saab Germany would have ordered my dream car after my configuration, first admitted to the branch, and then sold to me after some time.
Because it would not have been so easy to drive a 9-4x in Germany. The bulk of the Saab SUV would have ended up in China and the USA, where in 2011 they had no desire for diesel. We in Germany would only have been allocated a few hundred units per year. And they would have been sold out very quickly.
Something like my dream configuration corresponds to the Saab 9-4x, which is currently for sale in Hamburg. In Ice-Pearl Metallic, which is my preferred color for this model. The vehicle is a Canada version, which has been converted with an original Saab navigation system in the European variant. Just 24.000 kilometers are on the speedometer, the vehicle has a clear history. The first registration was registered on the Saab Automobile AB, then he went into German lover hands and was passed on in the family.
The Saab 9-4x from the Milford Proving Ground
Of course, all the documentation is there, and the history of this Saab 9-4x is well documented. What makes him special, among other things, is the fact that he was at the GM Test Site at Milford Proving Ground and that this is proven. Probably for documentation and release reasons, as Canada version of the 9-4x. He is thus a piece of automotive history that is so rare to find. For lovers, Saab fans, and probably with an added value in the coming years.