2012 Saab 9-4X earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

2012 Saab 9-4X

The Saab 9-4X (U.S. customers knows her brother as Cadillac SRX) has been given a “Top Pick” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, does that mean that the Saab should also get the thumbs up? Yep.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the 9-4X a “Top Pick” because the luxurious crossover received top scores in front, rear and side-impact crashes while including standard stability control. Like the Cadillac SRX, the 9-4X also scored a top score of “Good” in the roof crush test. To receive the top score, the 9-4X’s roof had to hold at least four times its overall weight. In this case, the IIHS lumped the 9-4X with the SRX and gave it the exact same weight ratio of 4.14.

With the Saabs top safety rating its not hard to see why this is a fantastic family car. Whether your going on the school run or going offroad you can rest assured you’ll be hard pushed to make any car accident injury claims in this.

2011 Saab 9-4X

2011 Saab 9-4X

The 2012 Saab 9-4X SUV makes its digital debut ahead of LA Show. The new 9-4X shares its Theta platform and major drive components with the Cadillac SRX, and will be built at GM’s factory in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.

On the outside, changes over the 2008 study concern some minor details such as the smaller front fog light openings, mirror caps, tail lamp color combos and smaller alloy wheels.
Continue reading

Saab 9-4X

The spy shooters caught the Saab 9-4X in camo. Though the SUV may share a platform with its Cadillac BRX cousin, we’re told that the 9-4X will be much more of a Saab directed product, unlike the badge-engineered 9-7X and 9-2X that came before it. The car’s design is a product of teams in both Germany and Sweden, and already shows a nicely aggressive stance with huge wheels pushed out to each corner. Cues from Saab’s Aero X can also be spotted in the glasshouse and front fascia of the mule seen here. Continue reading

2010 Saab 9-4x

2010 Saab 9-4x

The new 2010 Saab 9-4x was caught without camo on road testing. As we know, Saab is working on a new crossover with Cadillac. The test mule carries the bodywork of a Trail blazer from the back and a Saab 9-7x at the front.

2010 Saab 9-4x

The new Saab CUV will use a combination of Epsilon II and Theta hardware. The new Saab 9-4x will unveiled in January at the Detroit Auto Show, and arrive at dealerships in the autumn of 2009, as a 2010 model.

2010 Saab 9-4x

2008 Saab 9-3 arrive

Saab 9-3

The facelifted Saab 9-3 will be arriving in US dealerships in September. The 9-3 lineup will start with the 2.0T Sport Sedan at $28,385 while the Aero V6 will cost at least $35,365. The four and six cylinder 9-3 convertibles run $39,710 and $45,665. The new features include rain sensing wipers, OnStar, XM radio and remote top opening for the Saab 9-3 convertible.

Press release Continue reading

2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi

2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi

Look at the 2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi. It is a wagon version of the redesigned Saab 9-3.

The Saab will have more than just new sheetmetal for the 2008 model year. Other changes include an upgraded sound system, Xenon cornering headlights, a more powerful 255 horsepower engine for the 9-3 Aero and the gray leather option has been replaced with a black leather option. Pricing is expected remain largely the same.

Rumors have also been circuiting about a special high-performance model, called the “Black Turbo.” Delivering 300 hp and four-wheel drive, this model aims to put Saab in league with other prestige brands like BMW and Mercedes.

Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3

The first pics of the new Saab 9-3 were posted to the Saab Turbo Club Sweden forum.

The new 9-3 will receive a face that’s directly inspired by the well received Aero X concept that debuted at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. The matte black grille set against the gun metal gray paint minimizes the sense of exaggeration, and the car looks significantly more aggressive than the current model.

Saab 9-7X Aero Concept

Saab unveiled the Saab 9-7X Aero Concept at the SEMA trade show. The new Saab’s Concept takes some inspiration from the Aero X first shown in January.

“DUB was really inspired by the Saab Aero X concept car and the ‘Born from Jets’ theme,” says Myles Kovacs, president and co-founder of DUB. “We wanted to integrate it into a custom vehicle. The 9-7X is a great vehicle to customize. We are very pleased with the outcome. It looks hot.”