If there’s one group of consumers out there that aren’t short a few dollars, it’s the fellas from the United Arab Emirates. They love their SUV’s too, so hopefully they’ll take to the 9-7x, which has just been released there.
There is a limited number available in Dubai and orders have already been taken for this exciting vehicle which is loaded with options such as; 6 CD changer, 18′ Alloy wheels and DOD (Displacement on Demand).
Jonathan Greenslade, the new General Manager for Gargash said, “Saab is known for its attention to detail, its origins of aeronautical manufacturing and defence engineering, hence the application of the latest materials and technology make it a competitive vehicle for the market.
Having read a couple of buyer’s reports on the 9-7x, it seems that it’s very well received amongst those that try it out. One guy even rating it as far more comfortable and driveable than the BMW X5, which I’d take to be one heck of a compliment if I were a 9-7x.
The big unknown at this point is the 9-7x’s safety rating, which I’d hazard a guess and say is somewhat less than it’s 9-3 and 9-5 ‘siblings’. Which makes this part of the UAE report a little troubling for me, cautious type that I am…
Saab is known as being one of the safest vehicles on the road which is a high Saab in the SUV sector in a region which loves SUV’s and 4×4 vehicles.
Let’s forget the awkward writing for a moment. I’m not sure I’d be touting the 9-7x in terms of safety at all until the facts are known.
Here’s hoping the Dubai folks take to the vehicle. If you told me a few years ago that Saab would be selling a big mutha of an AWD truck in the UAE I wouldn’t have believed you. Then I’d have regarded it as a conquest sale. Then I would have thought that pretty much anything’s possible.