A Post That Has Nothing to Do With the Volt or the Bailout

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
a post that has nothing to do with the volt or the bailout

It’s the new Saab 9-4X! The fact that Fourex is an American brand of condoms and an Australian lager shouldn’t get [both remaining] fans of the brand up in arms (or wherever). Thanks to a “premature leak” on Saab’s Chilean website (David Hasselhoff is big down there too), The Motor Authority reveals an SUV-lite that looks reasonably appealing. And we’re willing to bet the key willl be between the seats. That said, the ostensibly Swedish model (built in Ramos, Mexico) could well suffer the same fate as the abortive 9-2X (Saabaru) and 9-7X (Saablazer), based as it is on Caddy’s new SRX platform. In fact, this time ’round, the Saabillac will be competing with a nearly identical iteration in the same GM “sales channel” (i.e. HUMMER, Cadillac and Saab). It could even appear in the same showroom. How great is that?

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  • Alex Nigro Alex Nigro on Sep 17, 2008
    Bancho : It’s an attractive design. I like the front end more than Caddy’s signature grill. Agreed. It's like night and day when compared to the [s]TrailBlazer[/s] 9-7x...

  • Dan8001rpm Dan8001rpm on Sep 18, 2008

    OMG! Twenty odd posts in and no one has picked up the spelling of Australian!!!! With an Australian Dad and an American Mum (mom) I hang my head in shame... Oh yeah, the SAAB's terrible!

  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Sep 18, 2008
    dan8001rpm: OMG! Twenty odd posts in and no one has picked up the spelling of Australian!!!! Struth! My bad. Text amended.

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Sep 18, 2008

    Seriously - can't Gm build anything but SUVs and CUVs??? This is really pathetic now! Or maybe it is the American consumer that is pathetic - ignoring wahtever alternatives that do reach the market. Or both...