Even though the Swedish automaker is no longer a part of GM, the 2011 Saab 9-4X crossover, developed under the auspices of the General, is still headed for production.
Cnet reports the crossover, previewed by the 9-4x concept shown at the 2008 Detroit auto show, is still scheduled to reach showrooms by late 2010. Saab has revealed little about the production crossover, but we can expect it to use GM’s Theta Premium platform, which also underpins the new 2010 Cadillac SRX.
Although Saab is now owned by Koenigsegg, a Swedish sports car manufacturer, the 9-4x will still be built under GM’s auspices. Sources suggest the crossover will be built in Rampos Arizpe, Mexico, alongside the new SRX. A provision inked during Saab’s sale ensured GM would be involved with lending “additional support” while launching “several new products” currently under development.
The 9-4x will serve as a replacement for the 9-7x sport utility, which was little more than a revamped Buick Rainier.