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Old 7th April 2004, 23:40   #1
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Saab is on a aggressive product developement programme and this new 9-7X suv is one of it's new products. Apparently for the first time Saab has come out with a SUV and I am mighty pleased with their effort! Watch out Ford, GM,. Honda, Toyota.

Following is the press release from Saab :

The new 9-7X will bring unique Saab characteristics to this growing segment, including: sophisticated exterior and interior styling, premium design features and quality, a chassis tuned to deliver sporty and fun-to-drive performance and the ignition cylinder in the center console behind the gear lever. It will appeal to customers looking for a driver’s vehicle with the versatility of a SUV.
The Saab 9-7X will be positioned in the $37,000 to $45,000 price bracket. Its high performance version incorporating a 5.3 liter V8 delivering an estimated 300 horsepower is destined to be an attractive offer among mid-luxury SUVs. Product content is characterized by comprehensive standard equipment like leather trimmed seats, 18 inch aluminum, alloy wheels, all-wheel-drive and a state-of-the-art sound system.

The Design: Saab refinement for the exterior and interior at first glance
“The exterior and interior design of the Saab 9-7X are in line with the vehicle’s dynamic road behavior and convey the sporty refinement of a Saab rather than the ruggedness of a traditional SUV,” comments Saab’s Executive Director of Design, Michael Mauer. “For example the interior features such Saab icons as the air vents with their distinctive sliding plate design, the famed cup holder like the Saab 9-5, and a center console ignition key.”

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looks good in black colour.

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