Saab 9-2X alternatives
Latest model: Saab 9-2X 2005
The Saab 9-2X is a Saab-branded automobile assembled in Japan at the Ota-gunma plant by Fuji Heavy Industries and based on the Subaru Impreza, but with a modified body, suspension, and dashboard. Because of this the Saab 9-2X earned the nickname "saabaru" before it was launched. A smaller vehicle based on the next generation Opel Astra called Saab 9-1 will come in 2009.
Saab 9-2X comparison:
Saab 9-2X details:
As of 2004, Saab planned to provide the Saab 9-2X to a limited public, starting in July of 2004, for the 2005 model year, as a 4-door station wagon only. Europe will not receive the Saab 9-2X as it is for the North American sphere only. Initial sales have been slower than expected, with only 410 sold within the first two months; however, incentives and promotions helped drive sales in May 2005 alone to beat the combined sales of the year up until that point. The dissolution of the Gm/subaru relationship in 2005 has spelled the end of this slow-selling but impressive performing model. Production has ended with the 2006 model year, and there will be no return of the Saab 9-2X for 2007.
The 2006 Saab 9-2X is priced between US$23710, and 27670,. The new for 2006 DOHC turbocharged 2. 5 L motor produces 230 hp at 5600, rpm and 235 ft·lbf of torque @ 3600, rpm.
New for 2006:either a 2. 5 L, flat, four-cylinder motor shared with the Subaru Impreza in the formerly badged 'linear' model, badged 2. 5i, or a 2. 5 L, turbocharged, flat, four-cylinder motor shared with the Subaru Impreza WRX in the 'aero' badged model. The DOHC turbocharged 2. 5 L motor produces 230 hp at 6000 RPM, 235 ft·lbf of torque at 3600 RPM. The naturally aspirated SOHC with variable valve timing 2. 5 L motor produces 173 hp at 6000 RPM, 166 ft·lbf of torque at 4400 RPM.