Many people have asked during the last days about the 9-4x. I have no first hand information about it but those are two pieces of information that may clarify a little bit the current situation.
From the JustSaab fb-page:
Frank, No, Saab is not holding them for any other reason than to do normal prep and processing. They have to go to port from the factory. The process, is slow moving. You have to deal with US Customs, etc. and what should be a quick process never is. Saab is not exempt in this. I don’t believe we’ll see 4 – 6 weeks as Patrick’s dealer quoted. I am expecting (hoping) 2 weeks max. Finger’s crossed. AJM
The other is a comment from gryphon95
The new Griffins look great! Speaking of looking great, I was dropping off my 2001 9-3 for service last night at my local SAAB dealer (International Motors in Falls Church, Virginia – just outside of Washington, DC). I got a special treat – they were just getting their first deliveries of the new 9-4x! I had seen the exterior at the DC Auto Show, but this was my first time in the interior. WOW! SAAB has nailed this one. This little ute will totally delivers a style smack-down to its BMW, Mercedes, and Audi rivals. I can’t wait to drive one! Seeing it restored my confidence in SAAB, and I just hope that the recent troubles are behind us all.
So, yes it has taken a little bit longer than we all expected, but yes, the dealerships are getting their 9-4x. So, give your dealer a visit, and ask him about the 9-4x, if you are lucky you will see one.