The waiting is finally over! Always wanted to know exactly how many production 9-4Xs were made? What engines and accessory options were planned? How many cars were made in what colour? Well… now you can find the answer to these questions (and more!) in the brand new Saab 9-4X Production Report. It has taken the team more than a year to do all the research and to put this extensive overview together. In conjunction with the launch of the report, we’re also expanding the scope of this site to include the 9-4X!
Strong Saab roots
With strong design roots from the Saab Aero-X concept car, the Saab 9-4X is the first true Saab crossover. While the first public sighting was at the 2008 NAIAS event in Detroit, the 9-4X was officially launched at the Los Angeles auto show in 2010.
Expectations for this latest addition to the Saab portfolio were sky-high, but ultimately only 673 production 9-4Xs rolled off the GM assembly line in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
Not the first Saab SUV
The 9-4X wasn’t Saab’s first attempt to enter the very fast-growing SUV segment; the 9-4X succeeded the Chevrolet Trailblazer-based 9-7X (some 86,000 cars produced across model years 2005-2009) and the Saab 9-6X, the experimental model from 2006, based on the Subaru Tribeca but was never taken into production.
A really difficult task
The interest for the 9-4X has been growing steadily over the past years and the cars are now rapidly becoming collector’s items. With the increasing popularity, the demand for detailed production data has also grown, but the change of ownership and subsequent demise of Saab Automobile AB, combined with the remote production location unfortunately made access to reliable information extremely difficult.
Henrik Zaar & team
The report is aiming to provide a comprehensive overview of actual production data related to the Saab 9-4X. It is compiled by Saab enthusiast Henrik Zaar (also the author of the Saab 9-5NG Report), with help from employees at Orio AB and lots of Saab 9-4x owners and fans. Special thanks go to Matt Nicklay, Per Vodder and Michèl Annink, as without their help and contacts gathering all the data would have been a virtually impossible task. Photo credits: Saab Automobile AB and private collections. Editing: Michèl Annink, cloud storage: Hampus Gustafsson at ownCloud.
The report is not affiliated with or approved by Saab AB, Saab Automobile AB, General Motors or Orio AB. It is free to use for individual use, but any commercial usage must be agreed upon with the author. Access to the underlying database can also be granted upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can download the report from https://9-5sc2012.com/productionreport/!