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Saab 9-4x Crossover To Be Built in Mexico

Posted on 05. Jun, 2008 by .

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The Saab 9-4x BioPower Concept Crossover vehicle that I covered at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan this past January, is confirmed to be built as the 9-4x at the GM facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico sometime next year as a 2010 model year, according to an late breaking inside source.

The Ramos Arizpe facility, which opened in 1981, is located west of Monterrey, Mexico. To this day, GM has been operating in Mexico for 71 years.

It is important to keep in mind that this Saab will certainly not the first to be produced outside of the Sweden. Over the years, Saab has built varying 99s in Belgium, 900s and 9-3s in Finland, the current model 9-3 convertible in Austria, the 9-2x at the Ota-Gunmas plant in Japan, and the 9-7x in Moraine, Ohio, USA.

While this news confirms the location, now we need some hard dates as to when to expect it.

Here is a photograph of the facility taken sometime in 2006.

ramos Saab 9 4x Crossover To Be Built in Mexico

Sources:

http://www.globalmanufacture.net/home/news/GM%20broadens.cfm

http://media.gm.com/news/releases/010810_wateraward.html

http://www.gm.com/corporate/about/global_operations/north_america/mexi.jsp

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