Saab has revealed its 9-4X crossover model which will enter the UK new car market in late 2011.
The five-seater vehicle will be the third car line in Saab's range, alongside the 9-3 compact executive and 9-5 medium executive models.
Saab says the 9-4X will offer car-like handling and ride, and will be pitched as an alternative choice for independently-minded crossover buyers.
Design features include a wraparound-effect windshield, ice block lighting theme, driver-focused cockpit and flexible cargo handling.
Car-like driving dynamics are supported by Saab’s advanced all-wheel-drive system, XWD, and DriveSense adaptive chassis control.
Under the bonnet nestles a compact and efficient V6 turbocharged engine. The 300bhp, 2.8-litre twin-scroll turbocharging engine is mated to six-speed automatic transmissions under adaptive electronic control.
“The 9-4X significantly broadens the appeal of the Saab brand,” says Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson.
“It gives us entry to the fast-growing crossover segment with a vehicle that reflects our brand values in key areas, such as progressive Scandinavian design and sporty, responsible driving performance.
The 9-4X is an exciting package and we’re confident it will appeal to many existing Saab owners, as well as win new customers for the brand.”