. Saab 9-2X gets More Horsepower for 2006,
Detroit, Mich. - The
all-wheel drive Saab 9-2X enters it second year of production with
a more powerful engine in the Aero model, more horsepower and a
new name for the base model, and simplified option packages. At
the same time, MSRP's for 2006 9-2X's remain unchanged from 2005.
The 2006 9-2X Aero
pays tribute to Saab's signature torque heritage with a new 2.5L
turbo 4-cylinder boxer engine that makes 230 horsepower @ 5,600
rpm and 235 lb. ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm (up from 227-hp/217 lb.
ft. last year).
tires will be available on the Aero. Sixteen-inch all-season rubber
continues to be standard on both 2.5i and Aero models.
The former Linear model
will now be called the 2.5i, reflecting the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine.
This naturally aspirated engine is now rated at 173-hp @ 6,000 rpm,
up eight horsepower from last year. Peak torque is slightly adjusted
to 166 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm.
9-2X MSRP's remain unchanged
in 2006 at $22,990 for the 2.5i and $26,950 for the Aero. Destination charges,
however, will increase $25 to $720, bringing the prices to $23,710 and $27,670,
An available Leather Package
includes leather appointed seats and door inserts on the Aero. The 2.5i
also gets a leather steering wheel, gearshift knob, and hand brake boot.
2005's Premium Package is deleted from both models.
The 9-2X Aero's Sport Package
is revised to include 17-inch wheels with all-season performance tread and
xenon headlamps. The power moonroof on the Aero becomes a stand-alone option.
The 2006 9-2X Aero will be
available in Midnight Black Mica, Arctic Silver Metallic and Brilliant Red.
The full-time all-wheel drive
system, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and four-speed automatic/five speed
manual transmissions remain unchanged for 2006.