Saab has seen better days in France, but they aren’t willing to sit down and wait that the French people decide once again to buy their cars.
The price list for the 9-4X in France has been published by Saab and the prices are very competitive.
There will be 2 models on offer. The 9-4X XWD with the 3.0L engine, and the 9-4x Aero with the 2.8L turbo engine.
The price for the 9-4x is 48.000€, the Aero will cost 52.000€.
But let’s put this prices in context.
The 9-5 Aero Turbo6 costs in France 57.350€
And what about the competition?
Cadillac is selling the SRX in France only with the non Turbo engine. The price is either 53.217€ for the Elegance model or 55.227€ for the Sport Luxury variant.
Audi is asking 53.750€ for the Q5 Ambition Luxe V6 3.2 FSI (About the same power as the Saab, and also with leather seats)
BMW is asking 51.250€ for the X3 Excellis xDrive28i or 55.350€ for the X3 Excellis xDrive35i.
The price for a GLK 350 4Matic with leather seats is 54.850€
Those three cars are smaller than the Saab.
And BTW a Cayenne with 300hp has a base price of 59.294€, and for a X5 xDrive35i BMW is asking for at least 58.200€.
(even the VW Touareg is more expensive)
So anyone in France considering a non-Diesel SUV will be quite dumb if he or she doesn’t give the Saab 9-4X a try– not only is it a more compelling vehicle, but the price of entry is much lower.
Oh, and they’d have the exclusivity of driving something very few others on the road will have. That’s worth something no BMW X5 owner can pay for.