Saab brand cars have always stood out for their wedge-shaped profile. And another example of this is the 9-7X model, which was recently photographed on one of the Kyiv streets.
This is the brand’s first SUV, a mid-size SUV produced at a General Motors plant in the US primarily for the local market. The machine is frame and built on the same platform as Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoj and Buick Rainier.
The Saab 9-7X was produced from 2004 to 2008 and became at that time the most expensive GM SUV after the Cadillac Escalade. Standard equipment included side air bags, leather upholstery, heated front seats, climate control, radio with CD changer and Bose speakers.
Initially, the Saab 9-7X was offered with two powertrains to choose from – a 4.2-liter with 285 hp. With. and 5.3-liter in 300 liters. With. The photo shows a car with the first of them, which is outwardly easy to distinguish by 12-spoke alloy wheels. Since the 2008 model year, an Aero version has appeared, equipped with a 390-horsepower 6.0-liter V8, which was also installed on the Chevrolet Corvette. At the same time, the 5.3-liter engine acquired the Displacement on Demand function – turning off half of the cylinders to reduce fuel consumption.
The Saab 9-7X also received a number of other important changes – a strengthened frame, stiffer springs and shock absorbers, more powerful brakes and front stabilizer, and a redesigned steering. A rear adaptive air suspension has also been introduced. A total of 85,994 Saab 9-7X vehicles were produced in five years.