Με την Saab να παλεύει για την σωτηρία της, ανακοίνωσε ότι ξεκίνησαν οι πωλήσεις του Saab 9-4X στην Αμερική. Τα αυτοκίνητα που προορίζονται για την Αμερική θα κατασκευαστούν από την General Motors στο εργοστάσιο Ramos Arizpe, στο Μεξικό. Αυτό ήταν μέρος της συμφωνίας αφού το 9-4X έχει κατασκευαστεί πάνω στην ίδια πλατφόρμα με το Cadillac SRX.

Τα πρώτα 100 έχουνε ήδη πουληθεί και με την Saab να έχει δεχτεί μέχρι στιμής 323 παραγγελίες για το αυτοκίνητο.

Το Saab 9-4X ξεκινά από τα $34.205 και είναι διαθέσιμο με τον 3.0-λιτρο V6 απόδοσης 265 ίππων με 302 Nm ροπής. Η έκδοση Αero κοστίζει $48.835 και φορά τον turbo V6 2.8-λίτρων απόδοσης 300 ίππων με 400 Nm ροπής.

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Saab 9-4X Crossover Arrives in the US

ROYAL OAK, Mich., July 13, 2011  — Saab’s all-new 9-4X crossover has landed in US dealer showrooms. The greatly anticipated vehicle is Saab’s newest addition to the Saab product family. Currently, over 100 orders have been placed for the vehicle.

“Our first vehicles are just hitting retailers and our first customer sale took place last weekend at Saab North Olmstead in Cleveland, Ohio,” said Tim Colbeck, President and COO SCNA. “This is an exciting product, with a true Saab crossover that gives us entry into a new segment.”

Saab’s first 9-4X sale went to Martin Reuben of Ohio. “Before even driving it off the lot, I put my butt into the seat, looked around and bought it on the spot,” replied Martin. “So far everything I’ve discovered on this car is pure Saab – purposeful & well designed.”

The 9-4X which was recently awarded “Top Safety Pick” by IIHS, brings car-like handling and ride qualities to the crossover segment. Key to its dynamic performance is a unique body structure, purpose-designed for a crossover application and free from compromises through adapting an existing sedan or wagon format. The Saab 9-4X’s advanced chassis offers car-like handling characteristics with sporty and responsive driving qualities. Available technologies include Saab’s DriveSense adaptive chassis, with real-time damping control, and Saab XWD, a cutting edge all wheel-drive system with an electronically-controlled rear limited-slip differential (eLSD).

Comfort and convenience standard features range from a start/stop button and adaptable cargo storage. As well as options including: passive entry and exit, a powered tailgate, tri-zone air conditioning and rear seat entertainment packages. Satellite-navigation with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bose surround sound system and hard disc ‘jukebox’ music storage are among the infotainment options.

The 9-4X crossover entry level price is $34,205 MSRP for front-wheel-drive and $48,835 MSRP for the 9-4X Aero XWD model.