Vince Burlapp, the Hollywood Extra, has posted a picture sourced from Tekniken’s Varld that he’s stated is a Saab 9-4x illustration.
Interestingly, there’s a comment there that reads as follows:
That ain’t it…trust me, I know.
It’s an anonymous comment, and it wasn’t me. I don’t know exactly what the coming Saab 9-4x will look like, but there’s people who do. They all saw it in Sweden earlier this year as Saab Sweden hosted dealers from around the world.
Whilst I’m quite confident that this isn’t the coming Saab 9-4x, it’s still worth a quick look. There’s a lot of 9-3 SportCombi in that image, so I think if there’s something we can get from this image, it’s an impression of what the coming rumoured-to-be-called Saab 9-3x will look like. This vehicle is quite a bit taller than a 9-3 SportCombi, but the impression is still there.
Dealers have seen the 9-3x too, and it’s a definite model for introduction next year. The 9-3x will basically be a 9-3 SportCombi, fitted with the XWD system and raised several inches from the regualr model. This model was planned way back when the 9-3 was first designed, but canned in the big 2002 cost-cut. Photo here.
So whilst the 9-4x will keep it’s apparent anonymity, this picture’s still useful. I think the 9-3x is going to make for a pretty compelling car for the 20-somethings that don’t necessarily need heaps of rear seat accommodation. More of an action vehicle.
Note, this image is from Teknikens Varld magazine, and I covered the initial release of these images back in June.
There was a 9-4x image on the front cover of that issue, and several sources who have seen the car mentioned to me that they got the front of the vehicle about 95% correct. Note, they only said it about the front, not the side image, which we’ll have to wait and see about.