Thanks to ctm for sending me this one.
Auto Motor and Sport have published an article (link in Swedish) which apparently claims that the 9-4x may be revealed at the Saab Festival in June 2007.
I wouldn’t comprehensively rule out a reveal of an early mock up version of the 9-4x to stir up some public interest, but I’m quite sure that the big reveal planned for June 10th will be the new 9-3.
1) The mock-ups we’ve seen.
2) The tooling that’s been ordered
3) Every other darn thing that’s been mentioned in the MY08 9-3 category of this blog.
There is one other reason, too.
Starting the day after the Festival, Monday June 11, Saab Sweden are going to be hosting a three-week press event.
I’m fairly knew to all this, but I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t hold a three-week long event for an unfinished vehicle that wasn’t yet at it’s best.
I’ll be quite happy to be wrong, but I expect to see an unveiling of the 9-4x at the Frankfurt Motor show in September at the earliest.
By the way, check out the picture at AMS at the link above.
Looks a lot like this one, don’t it? Once again, no link love from the big boys.