Saab 9-3x Concept Car Promo Video 2002

Posted on 04. Feb, 2009 by in 2000-2009, 9-3X


As we get closer to the time when Saab Automobile will be finishing their filming of the Saab 9-3x Cross-Combi in Kiruna, Sweden, I think it’s a good time to showcase the 9-3x Concept Car that debuted back in 2002.

This concept car, shown seven years ago was the prelude to the 9-3x Cross-Combi as former President of Saab Cars USA, Joel Manby indicated. We were supposed to see the 9-3x Cross-Combi in 2003, but it was shelved, then launched as a regular SportCombi a few years later, and now we’re going to see the real thing, a whole six years later. I understand through some anonymous Saab History insiders that the AWD system was too expensive to launch at the time, so the entire project was put on hold by GM, what a shame. It’s obvious though especially in the video because they didn’t even have the branding of the all-wheel drive system down at that point, because they called it “AWD” instead of “XWD“. At least the Saab 9-3x Cross-Combi is finally going to be here, and hopefully rightsized and not a V6 as this video indicates.

If you are still unsure what the difference between the concept car and the production car are, I posted a piece on the difference between the two with images.

Anyways, enjoy this film and start visualizing what the next film will look like of the Saab 9-3x Cross-Combi plowing through snow up in Kiruna, Sweden, I can’t wait!

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  1. Peter Gilbert

    05. Feb, 2009

    In the late sixties, before Sweden, altered it’s definition of a municipal’s jurisdiction, Kiruna was the LARGEST city in the world by square mileage! I remember seeing a vey interesting travel program on the BBC at the time I owned my first Saab 96. The famous ice hotel is now in that area. Kiruna is huge area for iron-ore mining.

    Peter Gilbert

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