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, www.saab97Xsuv.com. 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 Saab. 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.