Jan-Ake Jonsson has been entertaining the press in Sweden this weekend and even showed them a picture of the coming 9-4x. Lucky sods.
The word out of the press gig is that it won’t be available for purchase until 2009, when we get a look at it at the Frankfurt Motor Show. What a shame it wont be shown in Frankfurt this year, though maybe there’ll be something in concept form*.
The writer, from Sweden’s Expressen newspaper went so far as to say that the 9-4x image he saw was the best looking Saab – ever.
That’s a mighty big call and I can think of a bunch of 900 Aero, 99TU2, Viggen and 96 owners (not to mention one deceased designer) who might disagree. Then again, it might really be that good.
Other news from the article includes Jan Ake talking about the 9-4x”
‘It’s good looking, isn’t it? This one will be perfect,’ says Jan-Åke who is in a really good mood the whole evening.
And Jan-Ake talking about the future for Saab:
“General Motors has positioned Saab exactly right on the map over it’s brands. Future Saab’s will be bought by well educated and relatively rich buyers. GM have used our model (i.e. analysis) of the market and we are definitely in the right position’, says Jan-Åke.
* I wonder what will be at Frankfurt in September this year, then?
The new 9-3 as we’ll see it in Sweden? Maybe a premiere of the Black Turbo, or 9-3 AWD SportWagon – or will they save all that for Geneva as it’s most likely going to be a MY08.5 release?
The mind boggles.