IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

EDP: Saab’s new soft-roader option

This is something I never expected. A British review of the Saab 9-4X that is actually very positive. And that's despite the fact that the car doesn't come with a diesel engine and a star, four rings or a blue and white propeller in the grille.

Here's some of what they say about the 9-4X: 

First a few words about Saab:

Saab is a combination of Swedish origins and a reluctance to follow the crowd – products that don’t slavishly follow the fickle finger of fashion hold a certain appeal.

And some about how the brand DNA is evident in the design:

Unlike some rivals the 9-4X successfully transplants the family DNA on to the sport utility vehicle template.

And the well designed cabin:

A modest climb into the cabin reveals a layout that follows a sound mix of prac`icality and style.

Performance as expected: 
The V6 turbo gives the kind of performance expected of a 300bhp powerplant.

And it's a nice ride:

There’s a good balance between comfort and handling, helped by the Drive Sense system which electronically adjusts damper settings to the driver’s needs.

So if you have a few spare minutes this Sunday, then check out the Eastern Daily Press' review of the Saa 9-4X.