Saab announced earlier this week that the new 2012 Saab 9-4X crossovers has started arriving at its U.S. dealerships. The Swedish automaker said that it has received more than 100 orders for the 9-4X so far.
Production of the Saab 9-4X began in February at a General Motors plant in Mexico after several delays. The 9-4X is co-engineered with GM and shares a platform with the Cadillac SRX.
“Our first vehicles are just hitting retailers and our first customer sale took place last weekend at Saab North Olmstead in Cleveland, Ohio” said President and COO of Saab Cars North America, Tim Colbeck.
The first unit of the Saab 9-4X is going to Ohio to a man named Martin Reuben.
“Before even driving it off the lot, I put my butt into the seat, looked around and bought it on the spot,” Reuben said. “So far everything I’ve discovered on this car is pure Saab – purposeful & well designed.” Saab has already 100 orders placed for its new SUV.
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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 $33,380.
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– By: Omar Rana