According to Saab, the 2008 Saab 9-7X “brings unique Saab brand characteristics to the midsize SUV segment, including sophisticated styling inside and out, premium design features, and the sporty and spirited performance inherent to Saab vehicles.”

“The Saab 9-7X Aero is one great SUV to pilot”, according to Shannon. “We are excited to offer enthusiastic drivers an increased level of performance with the Aero, a symbol of Saab performance, in the midsize SUV segment.”

The performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system delivers impressive on-road grip and enhanced “launch” feel. Like all 9-7X models, the Aero model represents a terrific value with a high-level of standard equipment.

Highlights of the 2008 Saab 9-7X Aero include:

– powerful, 6.0L small-block V-8 delivering 390 horsepower (295 kW) and 395 lb.-ft. (542 Nm) of torque
– composite intake manifold adapted to the LS2 engine to help produce balanced torque and horsepower
– Carbon Flash Metallic exterior with charcoal metallic paint
– 20-inch polished, aluminum wheels wrapped with P255/50R20 V-speed-rated performance tires
– refined and driver-oriented cockpit-inspired interior
– “Aero” embroidered leather seats and embossed floor mats
– lowered chassis tuned and tested to deliver responsive, balanced handling
– front stabilizer bars for improved corner control and body roll control
– heavy-duty rear axle with limited-slip differential for additional strength
– four-wheel disc braking
– heavy-duty iron calipers
– Anti lock braking system (ABS)
– automatic all-wheel-drive
– StabiliTrak electronic stability control system (ECS)
– Torsen center differential

The 2008 Saab 9-7X and Saab 9-7X Aero will roll out in dealer showrooms all over the U.S. starting this fall. The 2008 Saab 9-7X carries a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $39,935. Meanwhile, the limited edition Saab 9-7X Aero will have a starting MSRP of $45,690. The limited edition Saab 9-7X Aero comes with sporty features as well as the highest level of driving performance.