After several delays and a near-death experience, the 2012 Saab 9-4X has been confirmed for a world debut at Los Angeles Auto Show.

After several delays and a near-death experience, the Saab 9-4X has been confirmed for a world debut at Los Angeles Auto Show.

Based on the Cadillac SRX, the 9-4X features attractive styling which recalls the 9-4X BioPower Concept and the 9-5. Inside, traditional Saab design cues reign supreme as there's a "7" dash, a console-mounted ignition, and egg-crate air vents.

Engine options are expected to include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 245 hp (183 kW / 248 PS) and a turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 with 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS). While official specifications haven't been announced (heck, the LA Auto Show announced the debut - not Saab) the Chilean Saab website accidently revealed the 2.0-liter model would accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, top out at 250 km/h (155 mph), and consume 15.9 l/km (15 mpg US) city and 10.6 l/km (22 mpg US) highway.

U.S. sales are expected to begin in early spring, but we'll find out more in November.

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2012 Saab 9-4X world debut at LA Auto Show