Saab Offers 3-years of Free OnStar, XM Radio Service on 9-7X SUV

Feb 03, 2005, 00:00 ET from Saab

    DETROIT, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Saab is making its all-new 9-7X premium
 midsize SUV more attractive ... even before it goes on sale this spring.
     By registering before March 31, customers who purchase or lease a 2005
 9-7X will get three years of free OnStar "Safe & Sound" and XM Satellite Radio
 service, a $700.00 value.  In addition, current Saab drivers whose lease
 expires in February, March or April will qualify for a lease extension of up
 to six months to enable them to take delivery of a new 2005 9-7X.
     Saab will target potential customers with a direct mail campaign by the
 end of February 2005.  This mailing will direct prospects to the Saab 9-7X
 website,  Once customers have registered at this website,
 they will automatically receive the additional free services once they take
 delivery of their 2005 Saab 9-7X.  Beginning Feb. 14, interested customers can
 also go directly to the website even if they did not receive the mailing from
     The 9-7X is just one part of the most aggressive product development
 offensive in Saab's 57-year history.  The vehicle comes standard with
 all-wheel drive, leather-appointed heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels,
 side-curtain airbags, OnStar, XM Satellite Radio and a moonroof or a rear-DVD
 entertainment system.  Saab owners will feel at home in the 9-7X, which
 features the cockpit inspired instrument panel, signature sliding-plate vents,
 the 9-5 in-dash cupholder and center console-mounted ignition.  Two 9-7X
 models will be available: the Linear, with a 275 hp in-line 6-cylinder and the
 Arc model with a 300 hp V8. The Arc will also feature xenon headlamps,
 headlamp washers and adjustable pedals.
     "We are excited about the 9-7X, Saab's first-ever SUV," said Debra Kelly-
 Ennis, President and COO of Saab Cars USA.  "It gives us an important addition
 to our product portfolio and allows Saab to take advantage of the continued
 growth in the premium SUV segment.  On top of that, the 9-7X will provide
 customers with outstanding value for money."
     The 9-7X has more headroom and legroom, towing capability and torque than
 any comparably equipped Volvo XC90, its principal competitor.  Final pricing
 for the Saab   9-7X will be announced later in February and is expected to be
 approximately $7,000.00 less than a comparably equipped XC90 V8.