A couple of our
mad Dutchies SU regulars, Jos and Stephan, took a trip down to Brussels a few days ago and checked out the Saab stand.
Jos discovered some new TX badging on the Saab 9-3 display car there.
The TX edition is a version of the Saab 9-3 that’s been available in selected markets at different times over the last couple of years. It’s currently an option for the Vector line of the Saab 9-3 in Belgium and offers:
- Front bumper with gray insert
- Front Grille – Titanium look
- front fog light surrounds – Titanium look
- Sports leather steering wheel
- carbon fibre effect decor – center console and glove box
- carpet floor mats with grey edge piping
Basically, what you’re looking at is a number of trim pieces from the Turbo X to dress up the 9-3 Vector in a cost-effective manner.
There was quite some interest in the 9-4x, we saw lots of people getting in and out the car, going straight to the private rooms, I guess for making price quotes. Funny thing, there were a lot of elderly (like 60+, retired) people looking at the 9-4x. Maybe there’s a market there for this car in Europe after all, one that no-one even though of: These retired baby boomers that don’t do the miles to be needing Diesels. They do however have cash to spend, and want a practial car, which is easy to get into and out of. The 9-4x fits that gap perfectly.
Well, it might just be my optimism, but there was a lot of action arount the car, that’s for sure.
Reps at the show also said that the preview image of the Saab 9-5 SportCombi has already led to plenty of enquiry and some pre-orders.
My thanks Jos for the info, and to Stephan for a big donut 🙂