2012 SAAB 9-4X CROSSOVER IN U.S
The new 9-4X brings unique Saab design and engineering values to the growing, luxury mid-size crossover segment. Distinctive Scandinavian and aircraft-inspired looks are combined with car-like handling and ride characteristics, this is a vehicle which delivers driving and design appeal in equal measure.
Muscular and sporty to drive, the 9-4X is aligned in looks and size between the 9-3X all-rounder and new 9-5 sedan. Outside and inside, it communicates its Saab identity with clean, uncluttered design and signature motifs, such as its wraparound-effect windshield, ice block lighting theme, driver-focused cockpit and flexible cargo handling.
Under the hood, nestles a choice of compact and efficient V6 engines, naturally-aspirated or turbocharged. The 265 hp, 3.0-liter motor for entry-level and premium variants features direct fuel injection and variable valve timing, while the 300 hp, 2.8-liter exchanges direct injection for twin-scroll turbocharging and is exclusive to top-of-line Aero variants. Both engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions under adaptive, electronic control.
2012 TOYOTA YARIS LEAKED IN JAPANESE BROCHURE
Fans of the Toyota Yaris have leaked Japanese brochure shots of the 2011-2012 model of the subcompact hatchback.
The new Yaris, known as the Vitz elsewhere, will have a longer length and wheelbase, but will be shorter in height by 100 mm in an attempt to look better. No other details are available, except that Toyota will offer at least three different optional bodykit for the car in Japan.