Saab 9-4X May Be The World’s Rarest New Vehicle

Saab 9-4X May Be The World’s Rarest New Vehicle

An article in Automotive News proposed that the Saab 9-4X crossover may be the world’s rarest new vehicle on sale. Although Saab had planned to sell between 15,000 and 20,000 examples globally this year (with half of sales conducted in the United States), a mere 194 have been sold through October in the United States.

While ultra-low volume cars like the Lexus LFA may sell in the double digits for a given model year, the 9-4X is a mainstream vehicle, built at a General Motors facility in Mexico and based on the Cadillac SRX crossover. Given Saab’s recent financial roller coaster, it’s no surprise that production and supply woes would be present. But the notion of a Saab being one of the rarest vehicles on sale, is highly ironic. For years, nobody wanted Saab products. Now it would be tough to find one even if you wanted one.

[Source: Automotive News]

  • Seán

    Just a little correction. The 9-4x is not based on the SRX, they merely share a platform. Just like the VW Golf shares it’s platform with the Audi A3 and the Skoda Octavia. the SRX and 9-4X projects were lead by Peter Dorrich who works for Saab and both cars were designed with their own distinct identities and attributes.

  • jimywho1

    the cadillac srx is based off the 94, not the other way around. SAAB engineers built the concept, the design went to cadillac first because GM prefers cadillac, and they produced the car. now SAAB gets to make it and its too late.

  • Uncle Onyango

    Did you really just say that no one wanted a Saab for years? Great journalism.

  • Dazzler

    Only reason they are rare is because of stops in production, if you had actually taken the time to drive a saab you would realize they are a good car.a lot of people I know want one so there!

  • LP

    Wow most unprofessional article on Saab ever.

  • Willow

    I would love one of the 9-4X models, obviously going mainly on looks, but where does one have to go to get one??? I live in Ireland and drove a convertible 9-3 for many years and really enjoyed it. About to change my car and if they were here in Ireland I would be delighted to test drive one with a very open mind despite the totally unfounded bad press they’ve been getting.