Saab Delivers First 9-4Xs
After several production delays Saab finally delivered its first 9-4X to a U.S. customer last weekend the company told Automotive News. More than 100 9-4Xs are on order, with the first being delivered through Saab North Olmstead in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Swedish automaker has been struggling since GM cut it loose in 2009. Ironically, production of the 9-4X began in February at GM's Ramos Arizpe, Mexico plant and is being built alongside its platform-mate, the Cadillac SRX.
Saab plans to re-open its Trollhattan, Sweden plant by early August now that it has signed deals with Chinese automakers and other sources to help its debt to suppliers. Saab's suppliers held shipments until Saab could pay its debts. With help from Chinese automakers and others Saab hopes to have the Swedish plant up and running by early August.
Saab's U.S. sales are up 158 percent year-to-date with a total of 3471 units sold. The 9-3 accounting for 81 percent of Saab's total sales.
Source: Automotive News