NEW FOR 2011:

– All-new model

For 2011, Saab returns to the Canadian marketplace. The all-new 9-4X shares its platform with the Cadillac SRX.

The 9-4X comes with a choice of two engines. A 3.0-litre V6 is used in the 3.0i, while the top-line Aero uses a turbocharged 2.8-litre V6. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.0i comes in front- or all-wheel drive, while the Aero is strictly all-wheel.

Features on the 3.0i FWD include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED taillights, integrated roof spoiler, privacy glass, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, alloy pedals, “leatherette” seats, driver’s power-adjustable seat with memory, 60/40 split-folding rear seat with trunk pass-through, woodgrain trim, electronic parking brake, auto up/down windows, cooled glove box, heated mirrors, cruise control, driver information centre, keyless entry with pushbutton start, rear cargo management system, electronic rear-door child safety locks, CD/MP3 stereo with USB and auxiliary input, OnStar, Bluetooth connectivity and XM satellite radio.

The 3.0i AWD is similarly equipped.

The 3.0i Premium FWD adds headlight washers, ambient lighting, heated and ventilated seats, power passenger seat, cooled glove box, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, proximity key, remote start, garage door opener, power-adjustable pedals, power liftgate, ten-speaker Bose surround sound audio system, and rear-view camera.

The 3.0i Premium AWD is similarly equipped.

The Aero adds 20-inch alloy wheels, driver-selectable chassis settings with real-time damping, mesh grille inserts, bi-xenon headlamps with signature front lighting, fog lamps, sport steering wheel, perforated leather upholstery, carbon fibre appearance exterior trim, front and rear park assist, and navigation system.

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