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Wisconsin Saab Dealership Previews The New 2011 Saab 9-4
Ever pushing forward in terms of innovation, Saab is launching a third car line in the all-new 2011 Saab 9-4. Zimbrick Saab in Madison anticipates the arrival of this mid-size crossover in May 2011.
By: Zimbrick Saab
Scheduled to go on sale in North America in May next year, the 9-4 brings unique Saab design and engineering values to the growing mid-size crossover segment. With distinctive Scandinavian and aircraft-inspired looks, it also offers car-like handling and ride characteristics that challenge class benchmarks.
"We're excited to give our Saab customers a family-friendly option in our new vehicle line-up," Zimbrick Saab sales manager Geoff Turnbull said. "The 2011 9-4 should be very appealing to Madison Saab customers with its V6 engine and advanced all wheel drive system."
The Saab 9-4 made its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, expanding Saab’s product portfolio to three car lines and will provide a fresh, alternative choice for independently-
Muscular and sporty to drive, the 9-4X is aligned in looks and size between the 9-3X all-rounder and new 9-5 sedan. Outside and inside, it communicates its Saab identity with clean, uncluttered design and signature motifs, such as its wraparound-effect windshield, ice block lighting theme, driver-focused cockpit and flexible cargo handling.
In true Saab tradition, the 9-4X delivers on its sporty persona. It is configured around a unique, purpose-designed crossover body structure, which has been key to delivering its exceptional handling and ride properties. Car-like driving dynamics are supported by Saab’s advanced all-wheel-drive system, Saab XWD, and DriveSense adaptive chassis control.
Under the hood, nestles a choice of compact and efficient V6 engines, naturally-aspirated or turbocharged. The 265 hp, 3.0-liter motor for the entry-level model features direct fuel injection and variable valve timing; while the 300 hp, 2.8-liter exchanges direct injection for twin-scroll turbocharging and is exclusive to top-of-line Aero variants. Both engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions under adaptive, electronic control.
“The 9-4X significantly broadens the appeal of the Saab brand,” says Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson. “It gives us entry to the fast-growing crossover segment with a vehicle that reflects our brand values in key areas, such as progressive Scandinavian design and sporty, responsible driving performance. The 9-4X is an exciting package and we’re confident it will appeal to many existing Saab owners, as well as win new customers for the brand.”
Zimbrick Saab was established in 1981 and has been a cornerstone franchise for Zimbrick Fish Hatchery Road. The dealership has a highly rated Saab service facility, Saab parts department and auto body shop.
The Zimbrick automotive group began over 45 years ago with the purchase of a single Buick franchise. John Zimbrick built the dealership’s business on six Core Values - Integrity, Outstanding Customer Service, Continuous Improvement, Care Concern & Respect for Employees, Responsible Individual Initiative and Strong Relationships with our Business Partners & Communities. Zimbrick Inc. has since grown to 16 franchises, offering a selection of over 2,000 quality vehicles.
Zimbrick Saab & Used Imports Superstore
1809 W Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI 53713
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Zimbrick Saab & Used Imports Superstore is your full-service Saab dealership in Madison, Wisconsin. We sell new and used cars, provide authorized service, maintenance, parts and auto body work.
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