More Saab 9-4x from Boston

Ryan F and serial drive-day organiser, Luke D Lewis, attended the New England Auto Show on the weekend and snapped a few more photos while they were there.

For those who like this sort of thing, there a shot underneath the 9-4x….

Like many who see it in person, Luke gives the Saab 9-4x the thumbs up…..

And finally, a little Java….

Thanks to Ryan and Luke for the pics…..

Rune
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Rune
5 years 9 months ago
Slow news day today? And not many comments. OK, some good news from me then! Today I found a scrapyard that has the ABS sensor that I think is broken on my 9000. Hopefully I will get them to ship it to me soon. I need to get my 9000 approved in March, so fully functioning ABS might be a good idea. Yesterday we tried to change the wheels, but were unable to loosen one of the bolts… My dad thinks he managed to bend the lug wrench. We will probably track down a garage next Friday. On a related… Read more »
William
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William
5 years 9 months ago

I saw the Java on a 9-3X a few weeks ago in the Saab showroom. It looks very good. I thought it was blackmetallic at first from a distance, when i reallised it hade an “oily glow” as I looked closer. And the tag said Java metallic πŸ™‚

Baracuda
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Baracuda
5 years 9 months ago

Java isn’t avaiable for the 9-3x!? Even when you look at the saabsverige.com site the 9-3x isn’t available in Java.

William
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William
5 years 9 months ago

It was probably a SportCombi, my bad (memory) πŸ™‚

Rogan
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Rogan
5 years 9 months ago

Aww they get to get in the 9-4x? It was blocked off for the general public during the L.A. show. Does this mean this model is actually a real production model?

Smithy
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5 years 9 months ago

Is it possible to squeeze in two additional seats in the 9-4x? Or would that kill all of the remaining space?

tupolev141
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tupolev141
5 years 9 months ago

I was actually wondering about the colour availability. As far as I know All 9-3s and 9-5s are made in the same factory, or even the same production line. So why would you not be able to choose any colour on any car? Call it Saab Individual and charge people for it if you want πŸ˜‰

Would love to see how Oak looks on a 9-3x

Carl-Henrik
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Carl-Henrik
5 years 9 months ago

I think there is a problem with getting some plastic details to have the exact same color as the metallic, as materials handles colors in different ways. Some parts Saab paint by themselves while other parts come painted to the factory from sub-suppliers. I think it can have something to do with that, but I’m not 100 % sure.

JTMav
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JTMav
5 years 9 months ago

I just came from the auto show in Boston. The Saab display was very busy and looked very nice. I asked one of the reps and they said it has been very busy since opening with a lot of positive feedback about the 9-5 and 9-4x. I was surprised they showed a 9-5 without NAV, which i thought was mistake. The 9-4x was locked so I couldn’t get a good look at the interior.
I was really surprised to see BMW absent.
My son and I enjoyed the afternoon, always fun to take in a car show.
JTMAv

Luke D. Lewis
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Luke D. Lewis
5 years 9 months ago
I don’t believe an extra row of seating will serve the 9-4X well. I must say that the inside is exactly like that of the 9-5. I did like it a lot. This is what I would imagine the 9-5 combi to be – so that opens the question – What will the 9-5 sport combi look like? (inside and out) The 9-4X is PERFECT for New England weather. Granted it is bascially a Caddy, it felt a lot different – and looks a lot better. I am more for the “Swede” design than the time travel back to the… Read more »
EE
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EE
5 years 9 months ago
I was at the New England Motor Show today and I would echo JTMAv, the Saab stand was busy and I was surprised there was no Nav in the 9-5; that expanse of black plastic and the green display for the radio is a little shocking and was called out by each person who sat in the front seat while I was around. I am sure Saab has a plan to upgrade that. However, that aside, the stand was quite smart as far as design and lighting, I saw a cool ‘GM Free’ T-shirt being worn, there were some very… Read more »
Luke D. Lewis
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Luke D. Lewis
5 years 9 months ago
The 9-4X was a base model. The Aero is supposed to be a bit more sexy (better rims and everything). I did like the White as well. To me, it resembled the show room floors in Sweden – though lacking the Hirsch Tuning and Body Kits Something to be added (that I originally forgot) – I stayed until closing on Saturday. When they announced that the Show had closed, all exhibitors shut off their lights, with the exception of SAAB. The white platform with the white 9-3’s and the “green leaf blowing thing” looks AWESOME (yes i said awesome). I… Read more »
EE
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EE
5 years 9 months ago

That was a base model 9-4x? Then I am even more impressed. It had the privacy glass in the back but looking in the front, the seats and fascia looked impressive. Looking forward to a test drive in the Spring. The base V6 seems to be a little torque challenged but with the 2.8 V6 with XWD, this could do quite well. This type of car sells well in New England and people pay a lot of money for them. Plenty of $40-50k Acuras and Infinitis there today. I even saw a GMC Acadia Denali there for $45k…..

Luke D. Lewis
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Luke D. Lewis
5 years 9 months ago
The gentlemen stated it was the base, which made sense given the lack of foglights and the “not so sexy” rims. The Aero should have fogs and a nice looking body skirt, larger alloys as well. I would have liked to have seen one with the NAV and Heads-Up display. From what I understood, the output in the 2.8L was 300 horsepower. Don’t quote me on that though. I heard 300; however, I was having 3 conversations at the same time. As for Acura and Lexus – I was not impressed with their smaller SUV’s (especially the ZDX). I hit… Read more »
Swade
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5 years 9 months ago

I saw the ZDX for the first time in LA and I’m astounded that Honda expect people to get in and out of that rear door. It’s a health hazard.

The 2.8 does indeed have 300hp. The 3.0 non-turbo has 265hp.

Iiari
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Iiari
5 years 9 months ago
Just came back from the Boston (New England) Auto Show and spent a lot of time there in almost everything new and revised and a LOT of time at the Saab booth, so I’ll do two posts… One about Saab, one about my impressions of the rest of the competition. The show was much better attended than last year’s, and showgoers were obviously in a shopping mode compared to 2009, when people were just aimlessly floating through the hall. Perhaps a sign of an improving economy? The theme for me this year? PARITY… But more on that later… SAAB IMPRESSIONS:… Read more »
CraigSu
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CraigSu
5 years 9 months ago

Perhaps I am in the minority regarding automotive consumers, but I do not understand this affinity for SAT/NAV. Do people not know where they are going anymore? I’m hoping SAT/NAV remains an option, one that is not bundled in with other features that I find desirable, but I’m not holding my breath.

Luke D. Lewis
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Luke D. Lewis
5 years 9 months ago
My 2003 8-3SS has what I refer to as the improved infotainment center that is in my OG 9-3; there is no NAV in that car. The SID and On Star Functionality are separate. My preference with the NAV in today’s SAAB is due to my gripe with GM and that hideous radio/infotainment since either ’06 or ’07. I also have a 2007 9-3 Aero with everything but NAV – my blood boils with the fact that my Aero has the same radio as a Chevy Aveo. With the NAV feature, that GM “cheapness” is not present and the infotainment… Read more »
CraigSu
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CraigSu
5 years 9 months ago

I love the way the color options are presented in semi-abstract versions of the early SAAB models. They look to be no larger than a standard brick. I wonder if SAAB would see fit to produce them for sale to the general public. They would make great paper weights/conversation pieces for someone’s desk or library.

EE
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EE
5 years 9 months ago

@liari – what is the alternative to the green display and sea of black plastic on the 9-5? Is there a Hirsch alternative?

x
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x
5 years 9 months ago

There is a large screen SAT/NAV option, what SAAB should have done is to make that standard and skip the green screen.

Iiari
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Iiari
5 years 9 months ago
Otherwise, I think there are no dominant makers in design or execution right now. Some are perhaps trailing in an area here or there, but for the most part, I think buying a car now comes down to preference of style or image, not clearly objectively superior product. My thoughts now on other makers at the show for off topic conversation: Chevy: The Cruze looks quite nice outside, but sadly the materials in the nicely designed interior look cheap… Too bad. With better materials, the Cruze would have been a triple, but it’s merely a double now… The Camaro still… Read more »
SAAB_andee
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SAAB_andee
5 years 9 months ago

They try it again. GM has established a new sales organisation for cadillac in europe.
I checked them for prices for the srx in austria as they would be an indicator for the 94x prices http://www.cadillaceurope.com/data/brochures/prizelists/AT_de/SRX_AT_DE.pdf

the basic model starts with 65k euro the luxury edition with 67.6k euros. selling cadillacs with this prices in europe … forget it. hope they find a way to make the 94x more affordable (without the diesel) but i still think that the 94x sells better in europe than the caddi

Me
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Me
5 years 9 months ago

Andee,
this was my only hope that Saab and GM could cooperate to get a Diesel engine for the 9-4X and the SRX in order to sell some more in Europe. But I think even this last hope is gone. πŸ™

SAAB_andee
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SAAB_andee
5 years 9 months ago

CanΒ΄t understand this, because the 94x would really be a nice alternative SUV.
I am tired of the usual VW tiguan, Bmw X series , Audi Q Suvs. With a diesel it would be really an alternative for other. Ok they hang in there with GM. But if GM wants to sell Srx also in Europe – without a diesel and the ….ly Caddilac Design no chance

Me
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Me
5 years 9 months ago

You can’t even get the SRX with the 2.8T engine. Should we say thank you to GM? πŸ˜‰

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