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2011 Saab 9-4X SUV

By luanpa in | October 22, 2010 | Comments Off on 2011 Saab 9-4X SUV

Saab will launch the next all-new version of the Saab 9-4X crossover. The Saab 94X SUV was first presented as a concept at the Detroit Auto Show back in 2008. 2011 Saab 9-4X will take place at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

By the lastest information, the 2011 Saab  9-4X is expected to be positioned in the same size class as the BMW X5, with pricing more in line with the BMW X3 and Volvo XC60. 2011 Saab 94X will be based on the Cadillac SRX platform, so it will offer the brand’s top of the range technology.

Base 9-4X crossovers get a naturally-aspirated, 265-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 with direct injection and variable valve timing and either front or all-wheel-drive. Saab says a front-wheel-drive non-turbo model can sprint to 60 mph in about 7.9 seconds and sips fuel at an average of 20 mpg combined.

Saab will offer the 9-4X Aero with a turbocharged 2.8-liter, 300-horsepower V6, the same engine that is also optional in the SRX. The engine is based on a GM design, but Saab was responsible for turbocharging, so the automaker promises us that the engine is true to its Scandinavian form.

The turbocharged V6 pumps out 295 lb-ft. of torque spread between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission and is capable of propelling the crossover to 60 mph in around 7.7 seconds with all-wheel-drive. Saab says to expect combined driving to net around 18 mpg.

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