The land that brought you Rembrandt, pannekoeken and the tulip has another surprise hidden in its clogs. It's the Saab 9-4X BioPower concept, apparently leaked prematurely by Dutch auto site AutoTelegraaf. The pics are small, but the news is fairly large; the concept hearkens an imminent arrival of Saab's first small SUV. It's been a long time coming, with rumor mill entries going back to 2005, when a 9-6X mini-ute was to have sprung from the erstwhile Subaru tieup. GM's Swedish 4x4 will reportedly get power from the typical Saabian 2.0-liter turbo four producing 245 horsepower, though 300 is expected under E85 Ethanol juicing. It'll also expected to get Saab's latest XWD four-by setup that directs drive power to the front and rear axles and between the rear wheels via an "intelligent" rear-diff.[via World Car Fans] Update: We've got the high resolution shots posted HERE
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@ThnderbltDoherty: Aah, T-bit, you lovable pedant of the north! Yes, but the Dutch brought them to you by way of that East India company. In between committing atrocities against native peoples, of course.