9-7x: the Swedish Saab

by : Jennifer Dylan

Manufactured by industry giant General Motors, the Saab 9-7X is considered to be one of the finest vehicle from the Saab brand. This vehicle has been in production since the year 2005 but the last batch of Saab 9-7Xs would be seen in 2007 for the company has decided to terminate the production of this vehicle after the year 2007. Easily adorned with , the Saab 9-7X has become quite a favorite among various people in the auto market.

The Saab 9-4X has been the vehicle which the Saab 9-7X replaced. The latter has been built to be a mid sized luxury sport utility vehicle and it found competition with the likes of the Lexus GX, Volvo XC90, BMW X5, and the Porsche Cayenne. It has been built in only one body style which is the wagon that holds four doors. During its creation, the company decided on using the 4WD GMT360 platform. And when it was sent out to the market, this luxury SUV bore with it two engine types: the 4.2 liter Vortec I6 and the 5.3 liter Vortec V8. And to further boost the performance of the vehicle, Saab used a four speed automatic overdrive transmission.

Saab may be a Swedish brand but still, the overlook look and performance that the Saab 9-7X has is totally American and very GM. First off, the platform is that used by American vehicles. It holds five seats which is the common number of seats you can find in American sport utility vehicles.

Everything about the vehicle is definitely American. You can see the evidence on certain parts of the vehicle like its grille, lighting, and even the slope of the SUV's windshield. But despite that, what is important for most people in the market is that the vehicle is able to meet their demands and whims. Where else would you find a vehicle that has got a very affordable price despite being quite luxurious and classy?