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2011 Saab 9-4X

author photo by J. Mark Sternberg July 2011

Swedish car fans rejoice; the new Saab is here.

The all-new Saab 9-4x crossover SUV is now available in American showrooms. The car's future was in doubt, along with the rest of the company, when Saab offered for sale by General Motors in 2009.

The 9-4x is one of the last major collaborations between GM and Saab. The crossover is built on the same platform as the Cadillac SRX, but the design is all Saab.

The downward sloping window line and rear window evoke images of the 900 hatchback, one of the company's greatest hits, and a sort of cult classic for car enthusiasts.

Beyond design, Saab has tuned the suspension to give the ride a stiffer, more European feel, moved the ignition to the center console, a classic Saab trait.

And, shoppers who wanted the SRX with the once-available turbocharged V6 still have a way to equip their crossover with that engine. The 9-4x also shares its drivetrain options with the Cadillac, but on top of the 265 horsepower 3.0 liter V6, Saab has kept the optional 300 horsepower 2.8 liter turbocharged V6 that is no longer available as an option on the SRX.

The 9-4x has a standard front wheel drive system, but Saab's optional "CrossWheel Drive" all wheel drive system is available on the Aero trim. This means the SUV is capable of about 18-25 highway MPG depending on how the car is equipped.

And, the good genes from GM don't stop there. Like the SRX, the 9-4x was awarded the title of Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earlier this month.

Saab has a lot riding on this little SUV. For years, the news out of Sweden has looked pretty bleak. But through it all, the quirky little brand has soldiered on, and now we're excited to see a new car make its way into the lineup.

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