By Mark Kleis
Thursday, Jul 14th, 2011 @ 7:15 am
 
With the financial troubles Saab has been facing, some were beginning to wonder if the company would even survive long enough to see the last of the General Motors-designed vehicles debut in the U.S.

But alas, the Saab 9-4X crossover has arrived, or at least it has begun arriving across the U.S. at dealer lots as of last weekend, according to Automotive News. In fact, Saab recorded the first sale of the all-new 9-4X at Saab North Olmstead, located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Saab began producing its latest crossover in February at a GM assembly plant in Mexico, largely due to the fact that the vehicle shares its platform with the Cadillac SRX. In the U.S., the front-wheel drive base model starts at $34,205, while the all-wheel drive Aero trim level will command $48,835.

Saab says over 100 orders have been placed across its 199 dealers nationwide, a small number by most standards, but not that low when one considers Saab has sold just 3,471 units year-to-date in the U.S.


References
1.'Saab: 9-4X arrives...' view