I heard about a 9-4x sighting via email over the weekend. Well, it was sighted in person but the advice came via email….you know what I mean.
It turns out that a number of dealers that were in Michigan to get familiar with another new product were shown what I assume was a full size mock-up of the 9-4x while they were there. No descriptions available but the word is that new Saab SUV was looking very nice indeed. It was around BMW X5 size and the dealer concerned saw it being quite promising in the light of what the XC90 has done for Volvo.
Given that it was in Michigan, it’d be quite easy to get excited about the prospect of seeing it at the SOC in August. Saab USA did say that a new model would be unveiled there….
That release did state quite categorically that it’d be a 2008 model car that would be unveiled, which pretty much rules out the 9-4x as that’ll still be at least a year away at that point.
I’m sorry this is so vague with little concrete info. The only thing I can tell you is that a few people were shown the 9-4x in Michigan and they like what they saw. That’s it in a nutshell, but small as it is, it’s still an encouraging piece of news.