Although Saab said that it will unveil the 2011 9-4X at the 2010 LA Auto Show in November, the manufacturer revealed today the official details, photos and specs of the new car. Clearly inspired by the 9-4X Concept, the new car carries the same distinctive Scandinavian and aircraft-inspired looks seen at other Saab vehicles.
The new car comes with a choice of two V6 petrol engines (as we said it will not receive a diesel engine when it will be launched - read all about this here) found also on the Chevrolet Equinox.
This means we will find a 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 265 hp and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and Saab XWD. This engine can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 9.0 seconds.
The other 2.8-liter V6 engine delivering 300 hp is available exclusively in Aero specification and generates 400 Nm spread of torque between 2,000 and 5,000 rpm. It can push the car from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 8.3 seconds.
Furthermore, the Aero models will be fitted with by 20-inch, nine-spoke ’turbine’ alloy wheels, as well as a black mesh front grille (standard versions are fitted with 18-inch, six-spoke alloy wheels).
Inside, the car offers lots of space providing comfortable accommodation for up to five adults. Infotainment includes two audio options, a seven-speaker or top-of-the-line, 10-speaker Bose system with 5.1 surround sound.
The optional 8-inch touchscreen, hard disk-based navigation system includes a bird’s eye map view and 10 GB storage for ‘jukebox’ music files.