First 2012 Saab 9-4x rolls of the assembly line

2012 Saab 9-4X
2012 Saab 9-4X

The first 2012 Saab 9-4X crossover rolled off the assembly line today at the company’s Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico.

Saab Automobile President & CEO Jan Ake Jonsson was on hand to see regular production begin. Jonsson was joined by Executive Director Vehicle Lines Anders Svensson and 9-4X Product Manager Mikael Jacobsson.

“This is a great day for Saab,” said Jonsson. “The arrival of the 9-4X is another important step in the fulfillment of our business plan. This sporty and distinctive product will significantly broaden the appeal of our brand and give us access to an important new vehicle segment that is still growing, particularly in the United States.”

The 2012 Saab 9-4X will go on sale in the United States this May with prices starting at $34,205.

Refresher: The 2012 Saab 9-4X is available with two V6 powertrain choices, both mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The entry-level engine is a 3.0L engine making 265-hp allowing the 9-4X to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds with front-wheel-drive (8.4 seconds with Saab’s XWD all-wheel-drive). The second model is a 2.8L turbo V6 making 300-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Mated standard to XWD, the turbo Saab 9-4X sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. Prices start at $34,205.

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– By: Omar Rana