If a new miniature comes on the table, it is always exciting. I was expecting the Saab 9-4x Aero from DNA Collectibles with some excitement. In real life, a 9-4x is an exclusive dream. There are only 2 vehicles in the color “crystal red”. Will the 1:18 scale model live up to its role model?
A first surprise when unpacking. DNA changed the packaging. It is easier, so unpacking is less spectacular. A disadvantage? Probably not. On the one hand, it depends on the content, on the other hand, less packaging effort is good for the environment. DNA also passes the resulting price advantage on to customers.
Crystal-Red looks good on the Saab 9-4x Aero
As always, the miniature is screwed onto a plastic plate. Four screws ensure safe transport. But how does the model work? The Saab 9-4x Aero comes great in the original in “Crystal-Red”. This is probably why the manufacturer chose this color. It suits the miniature as well as the original. The Saab in size 1:18 looks very successful.
The details are beautiful. The ice blue color on headlights and turn signals immediately catches the eye. It is also more emphasized in reality on the 9-4x than on the Saab 9-5 NG and the 9-3 Griffin models. The miniature is in no way inferior to that. The front with cooler and fog lights are great, the rear very nice with attention to detail. The 9-4x Aero is lovingly reproduced, an impression that also applies to the interior and the sunroof.
The best model from DNA Collectibles so far
The Saab 9-4x Aero is the best model I've ever had on the table from DNA Collectibles. It is this "WOW“Effect if you unpack the miniature and put it on the table. The effect lasts if you look closely at the model car. It's just done superbly.
DNA Collectibles is on the way up. The maturing process is clearly visible, each miniature is better than the previous model. Let's get to the price. You have to transfer around €150,00 to get a Saab 9-4x for the showcase. With the necessary attention to detail, this is completely fine. Because the models are traditionally limited and consistently numbered on the floor pan. The Saab SUV remains an exclusive dream even as a miniature.
The 9-4x gets the buy recommendation. It puts you in a good mood, is pleasing to the eye and could become the favorite model in the showcase. The miniature is definitely great, but not perfect yet. Manufacturer DNA Collectibles leaves some room for improvement for the upcoming models. A label on the tires, with manufacturer and size, is also missing here. Having them would be the sugar lump in the espresso. Maybe soon, at the next performance.
It is not far away anymore. In the coming days, the Swiss will open the pre-order phase for the Saab 9-5 NG. The fans have been waiting for this.