2010 Saab 9-3X review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 , 08:02:50 byVeronica

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Saab 9-3X

Saab added a new model to the 9-3 range especially for the ones that love outdoor lifestyles. We are talking about the 9.3X, a larger crossover that uses the latest Saab XWD technology combined with all-round performance. It has a Sport Wagon body, advanced all-wheel drive technology and higher stance. The new Saab 9-3X offers great fuel efficiency and functional storage. The carmaker offers it with a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine capable of generating 210 horsepower that comes with the technically advanced Cross Wheel Drive system. There is also the 1.9-liter TTiD diesel engine with front-wheel drive that is capable of providing 180 horsepower. The chassis has been raised by 35 mm in comparison with the standard two-wheel drive Sport-Wagon. New front and rear bumpers feature a dark grey, grained finish that is also applied to the side sills and the edges of the wheel arches as a protective covering when the terrain becomes loose or muddy. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered 5-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels that reflect the ability to handle mixed road conditions. For the interior, the new Saab 9-3X features a unique trim, adding a dark metallic finish to the door trims, glove box and gearbox surround. The XWD technology mentioned above is an intelligent, active system that distributes engine drive torque between the front and rear axles as required for optimum stability and traction in all conditions. The standard fit rear limited slip differential operates on the same principle, splitting drive across the axle to whichever wheel has more traction. The model is designed to make loading sports and leisure equipment easy. There is also a 12-volt power socket in the main load area and a separate storage compartment at either side of the floor, one fitted with a molded holder for large bottles.