Archive for '9-4x'
Posted on 07. May, 2009 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: Saab Automobile AB
The 2010 Saab 9-4x Crossover specifications have now been posted on GM’s website.
It looks like right now the colors available in this model come in the following, Switchblade Silver Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Black, Aqua Blue Metallic, Crystal Claret Tintcoat, Platinum Ice Tricoat, Ice White, Cyber Gray Metallic, Warm Mist Metallic.
For more details, please check out this adobe pdf document for the full details.
Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger with passenger sensing system, Thorax side-impact, seat mounted, driver and right front passenger, head curtain, side front and rear outboard seating positions
1 – Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child’s age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.
Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
1 – Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child’s age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.
Climate control, dual-zone automatic
1 – May be upgraded to (CJ4) with (PCK) Rear Passenger Package.
Armrest, front center sliding fore/aft
Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders
Audio system, AM/FM/XM stereo, single disc CD and MP3 player, Bluetooth phone interface compatible, voice recognition, auxiliary jack, Radio Data System (RDS), rear seat audio controls and 7-speaker center point system
Audio system with navigation, AM/FM/XM stereo, single CD/DVD player, 40GB Hard Drive Device, MP3 playback, Grace notes, HDD-based navigation, rear-seat entertainment compatible, rear-seat audio controls, iPOD support with digital streaming, media transport protocol, Bluetooth phone interface compatible, voice recognition, auxiliary jack, USB and Bose 5.1 Surround Sound 10-speaker system
Posted on 30. Apr, 2009 by Ryan.
Photo Credits: Saab Automobile Belgium
The Saab Automobile importer in Belgium has been kind enough to e-mail Saab History some excellent photographs of the Saab Automobile traveling roadshow that is traveling throughout Belgium. This roadshow, completely organized by Saab Belgium has recently started at their headquarters and it will continue to some other dealerships in the area following this event.
I wonder if there will be a road show in the United States as well at some point, this is a very good idea.
A thank you to Sofie for providing the photographs and the following information to Saab History!
The roadshow is still going on in Belgium!
Yesterday evening, 6 of our 33 dealers invited their guests at our headoffices, where we exposed the 9-3X, the 9-4X Concept and several 9-3 Convertibles. People were offered a glass of champagne and a walking diner.
We had a great attendance!
(The other dealers invite their guests at their own dealership, on other days)
That’s me in black and my colleague Myrth in purple on pic 414
Posted on 06. Apr, 2009 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: Saab Automobile AB / Saab 9-4x BioPower Concept Shown
As of today, we now know as indicated on the official court documents, that the Saab 9-4x Crossover, will continue to be produced in Mexico, and not relocated back to Sweden for production sometime next year as a 2011 model.
We also now know that this vehicle will be ready after it’s sister, the Cadillac SRX, because the SRX has now come to market first with Jalopnik which has given one of the first test drives.
Posted on 27. Feb, 2009 by Ryan.
The Saab 9-4x, that will be the third in a series of new vehicles being launched by Saab Automobile within the next year, will have its GM factory in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico closed from March 9th through the 17th and again on April 6th through the 10th.
Reutersindicates that this temporary shutdown is in anticipation to the slowdown for demand for their existing capacity.
Here’s hoping that production is uninterrupted when the Saab 9-4x is launched in the next year.
Posted on 19. Feb, 2009 by Ryan.
Photo Credits: Auto Bild
An internal satellite (IDL) video conference took place yesterday at Saab dealerships. In the video conference it was confirmed that the next generation Saab 9-5 and 9-4x vehicles that are 90% complete, will be shelved until financing comes.
It’s clear that General Motors are now positioning themselves to “hold future products hostage” from Saab Automobile AB unless Saab’s Board of Management and the Swedish Government meet the financial demands of GM.
Here was the original letter to dealerships below:
February 17, 2009
To: All Premium Channel Dealers
Tonight, GM will submit an updated viability plan to the U.S. Treasury as part of the long-term loan agreement. It discusses in detail a significantrestructuring of the company and demonstrates our detailed plan for long-term success as a global enterprise.
As you well know, we have been engaged throughout the last few months in a strategic review for both the HUMMER and Saab brands. While those reviewsare not yet complete, the viability plan covers a wide range of business decisions, including actions associated with HUMMER and Saab that will be of great interest to you.
To that end, I’d like to invite you to participate in an IDL on Wednesday, February 18 (EST). Steve Hill, Steve Shannon, Jim Taylor and I will discuss the highlights of the viability plan as it relates to the Premium Channel. Cadillac dealers are more than welcome to attend, but we will focus specifically on news regarding HUMMER and Saab. Please reference the details outlined below to view the broadcast:
Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: Auto Bild
The Saab 9-4x is now almost fully revealed, with the grille and entire front face almost totally exposed as you see in the photo above.
We also know that in terms of the interior of this car that we’ve recently seen, the majority of you, according to the ongoing poll, still believe that the 9-4x BioPower concept interior is better than what was shown earlier.
Here’s hoping that the final production comes with a better interior, and that the XWD system and 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and TTiD engine also come with this car as originally indicated.
Lastly, there is a rumor that this car might be launched this year, but that’s just a rumor for now, what do you think?
Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: Motor Authority
The Saab 9-4x interior was spotted yet again with Motor Authority, this time Saab changed the steering wheel to one of an Opel, to confuse us, well it’s not working given that it was within the shell.
The interior is completely different than what we saw on the 9-4x BioPower concept in terms of first look appearance. I think that this interior, needs to be more two-tone for contrast, and I also think that the “clear zone” needs to be represented here like the concept car. What are your opinions?
Did you like the interior of the 9-4x BioPower conceptas shown in the video at 8 minutes 30 seconds, or the production version of the 9-4x as shown above?
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