Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

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    Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    Screen Shot from 01/25/10 edition of Automotive News shows 49 new Saab 9-4x units were made week ended 01/23/10.

    Total units produced thus far: 147.

    Even more interesting: Cadillac SRX production for January is ZERO. Did the plant stop the SRX production to allow Job One for the Saab 9-4x?







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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    Can anyone shed some light on this?

    How could General Motors, while "winding down" Saab, allow 9-4x production to start?

    If anyone at Automotive News is reading this, how accurate is your chart? Could this be an error?

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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    It's Automotive News, it's a made up number.

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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    Quote Originally Posted by AH-HA View Post
    It's Automotive News, it's a made up number.
    Yeah, something is off, because for instance the SRX kept cranking in January for sure. Now they may have made early build/pilot 9-4X's, but who knows when, where, or how many...we'd have known more if the above was really the case, I'd think.
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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    Quote Originally Posted by caddycruiser View Post
    Yeah, something is off, because for instance the SRX kept cranking in January for sure. Now they may have made early build/pilot 9-4X's, but who knows when, where, or how many...we'd have known more if the above was really the case, I'd think.
    Probably engineering mules, a few cars for crash tests, and so on... not very important.

    Anyone else read that a Spyker car was delivered to the Museum in Trollhättan? Rumour or setting the stage for an announcement regarding the sale of SAAB?

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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    Quote Originally Posted by zl-1 View Post
    Probably engineering mules, a few cars for crash tests, and so on... not very important.

    Anyone else read that a Spyker car was delivered to the Museum in Trollhättan? Rumour or setting the stage for an announcement regarding the sale of SAAB?
    A person at the museum confirmed. Thats the only way that whisper got started, who knows why though.
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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    Who cares?

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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    I do love that interior.

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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre-Tre View Post
    Who cares?
    Who cares? A bunch of car nuts who come to web sites like this.

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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    The fact that even pilot units were built (confirmed) is telling.

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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    The pilot builds were so they could send the last new Saab to the museum in Trollhättan
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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    Quote Originally Posted by Bravada View Post
    The fact that even pilot units were built (confirmed) is telling.
    it does help shed some light granted the 9-4 x's that were built are most likely Mules or prototype stage vehicles (it's too early for CTF stage vehicles) but it does tell us that GM is at least willing to give saab a few new models before the brand either changes hands or joins pontiac and saturn in the grave of axed auto brands
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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    Interesting. I'm anxious to see what Spyker will do with Saab.
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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    I read that the wind down guys have been put on hold and haven't been given a start date.
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    Re: Mystery Of The Day: Chart Shows New Saab 9-4x Is Already In Production

    As long as the Russians are not getting a stake in Saab, GM should sell it, otherwise kill it. I think the Russians were trying to go through the back door to get what they could not get with Opel.

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