The company says the 9-3X is a versatile sport wagon equipped to handle rough terrain. Hm? Rough Terrain? Sounds somewhat similar to what one might say about the BMW X3.
Not to be overly critical, the 9-3X makes use of Saab's XWD system, so it can't be all that bad. The Swedish brand is hoping the 9-3X will appeal to those looking for an alternative to heavier and larger Crossovers or SUVs.
Some time ago we reviewed the Saab 9-3 E85 Biopower and we had very little good to say about it. Needless to say, the 9-3X will be powered by a similar 155 kW, 2.0-liter turbo engine with E85-capable BioPower technology, being ran through an all-wheel-drive system for the first time.
The usual 132 kW, 1.9-liter turbo diesel engine will also be available, but only as a front-wheel drive.