A Danish newspaper reported the following yesterday:
With the royal family expansion also includes the need for a bigger car, and retailers offering free luxury models.
They’re referring, of course, to Prince Fredrik and Princess Mary of Denmark adding to their royal brood with two new babies a few days ago (named Swade and Elvis, we believe).
The royals currently roll in a Saab 9-3 SportCombi, but that’s obviously going to be too small for the expanded family.
Danish Saab dealers, Andersen and Martini, have stepped in:
– They’re happy [owning] Saab, so we have plans to offer them a Saab 9-4X, which seats seven people. The problem is that the first models come in August and it’s not certain they can wait that long, “said Peter Hansen, CEO of Andersen and Martini.
The other problem is how they’re going to source a seven-seater Saab 9-4x for the royals because Saab don’t – and won’t – make a 7-seater Saab 9-4x.
When I first read this story, I thought Mr Hansen might have some insider info about a 7-seat version coming down the pipeline. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. I checked with Saab in Sweden and the confirmed that the Saab 9-4x will remain as shown at the LA Auto Show, with 5 seats only.
That leaves just two options:
- A dealer installed rear-facing seat in the back, or
- A dealer installed seat, facing whatever way they want, on the roof!
It’ll be interesting too see what happens with the royal transports. Personally, I think they should go for his-n-hers Saab 9-5s, with all the girls in one vehicle and the guys in another.