According to Automotive News, the 9-4X will be built on a platform which utilizes portions of the automakers Epsilon II and re-designed Theta architectures, which will also be shared with an upcoming small SUV from Cadillac called the BRX.
Saab's move to launch this type of vehicle comes at a time when the market is growing, and Saab should be well positioned to capitalize on the growing sales trend. 9-4X will compete with models like the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Infiniti EX.
Reports indicate that the 9-4X will be sold worldwide, though it would be most appealing to the European market. It will be debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in January.