I was pushing my cart full of groceries to my car when I came across the Holy Grail of post-Millennial Saabs – this ever most obscure 9-4X. You may recall that one of my first posts here at CC was a Saab 9-4X Future CC on one that I spotted earlier this year. Since then I have seen several of these cars, but all sightings were of 9-4Xs that were either black or silver. This leads me to believe that they could have all been of these two exact cars, as all were in close geographic location.
I’m sad to say that I didn’t take down plate numbers to confirm this. Regardless, it’s exciting when I do see one of these. This is not just because of their rarity, but because I actually do like the styling of these cars – even if they are just warmed-over Cadillac SRXs. At least the SRX was a better donor-car than the 9-7X’s Trailvoyvadarainscender.
This production report I found says that only 457 Saab 9-4Xs were produced during the 2011 calendar year. Considering that 9-4X production started in February 2011, I think it’s safe to say that number is accurate. Even now that the 9-3 is back in production, given this car’s heavy GM underpinnings, I doubt we’ll see any more 9-4Xs coming off the assembly line. So keep your eyes peeled for one of these, 1 of 457 that is.