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viggen
01-18-2005, 01:08 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.aftonbladet.se/bil/0408/07/Saab-96x.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>Source: aftonbladet.se<p>Has anyone any information about this topic?<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 5:42 PM 1/18/2005</i>

knicks125
01-18-2005, 01:18 PM
This is all I know - it's going to be released sometimes around Feb, 2006, as a 06/07 model, probably 07.

Santeno
01-18-2005, 01:19 PM
The Saab 9-6x will be based on Subaru's new Tribeca. It is due out in 2006 as a 2007. The vehicle is code-named 00X, and will be produced at Subaru's Indiana factory. It is supposed to resemble the Tribeca in layout and passenger carrying ability, however it is also supposed to be kitted out for luxury and tuned for sporty driving.<p>Thanks for the picture!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 5:43 PM 1/18/2005</i>

DoMiNo
01-18-2005, 05:33 PM
Hopefully Saab will do a little more to differentiate its version from the Subaru. Especially in the case of the Tribeca. This simple rebadging business needs to stop! I like the chop of the exterior, though.

noble_M12
01-18-2005, 07:31 PM
It looks way much better than the Subaru Tribeca...<p>My gf has the Saab 9-2X and its a blast to drive and the interior is a bit much better than the one on the Impreza WRX wagon <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>now all we need is a sports car from Saab based on the Kappa platform <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
01-18-2005, 07:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>noble_M12</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It looks way much better than the Subaru Tribeca...<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's a 9-7x chop, and looks nothing like the tribeca. I'd have to say it looks very saab like incorporating new saab styling.

viggen
01-19-2005, 12:23 AM
Rumour is that it will have a 2.8 litre V6, with 250bhp

Ghost_In_The_Machine
01-19-2005, 03:29 PM
9-6x will get a Subaru engine. the 2.8 litre turbo v6 goes to the 9-3.

RS
01-19-2005, 03:41 PM
What happened to the 9-7 that's based on the Chevy Trailblazer? I haven't heard anything about it lately, will it go in production? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
01-19-2005, 04:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS Genesis</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What happened to the 9-7 that's based on the Chevy Trailblazer? I haven't heard anything about it lately, will it go in production? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Of course! It's like, GM's gift to the world! Because we just <I>CAN'T</I> enough of those sweet rebadged TrailBlazer variants! They are so clever.

Flagship
01-19-2005, 04:19 PM
I remember last year at the NY international auto show I saw something very similar to this but it was a GMC Envoy/Trail Blazer/Buick Rainer (All the same) with Saab emblems.

DoMiNo
01-19-2005, 06:24 PM
That would be the much-loved 9-7 we just mentioned in the post above.

scorpio14
01-21-2005, 09:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> I'd have to say it looks very saab like incorporating new saab styling.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>and i like where the style is going for Saab...<p>are there interior shots or of the bak.....(this is the production model right??)

Top Secret
01-21-2005, 10:01 PM
No, this is just a PS based on the 9-7x.

iamalittlepepper
01-22-2005, 01:47 AM
That makes much more sense considering Subaru's engine is a flat6.. making a V6 + flat six fit on a single platform would be quite a challenge.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ghost_In_The_Machine</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">9-6x will get a Subaru engine. the 2.8 litre turbo v6 goes to the 9-3.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Charger
01-22-2005, 09:16 AM
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Chicho
01-22-2005, 09:40 AM
First pic look nice but... Many cars from Saab but none real at the moment <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> for Saab<br>GM is killing you softly <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0">

nismo
01-22-2005, 11:43 AM
For some reason I think the 9-7x has been cancelled. No one I know has seen it at an autoshow and I've read that this 9-6x is suppose to be released this year. I don't think SAAB will be using any other Subaru platforms besides this one. An article said the next 9-2x is suppose to be based on the Astra I believe and will be more SAAb like.

Charger
01-22-2005, 12:12 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">For some reason I think the 9-7x has been cancelled. No one I know has seen it at an autoshow and I've read that this 9-6x is suppose to be released this year. I don't think SAAB will be using any other Subaru platforms besides this one. An article said the next 9-2x is suppose to be based on the Astra I believe and will be more SAAb like. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The 9-7x has not been cancelled. It is due to arrive Spring 2005<br>Check out Saab.com<br><A HREF="http://www.saabusa.com/saabjsp/97x/index.jsp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.saabusa.com/saabjsp/97x/index.jsp</A>

explorerJO
01-23-2005, 04:38 PM
Just saw the 9-7x at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Funny that there seemed to be a lot of people who couldn't tell it was a Trailblazer clone.

DoMiNo
01-24-2005, 02:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>explorerJO</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just saw the 9-7x at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Funny that there seemed to be a lot of people who couldn't tell it was a Trailblazer clone.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, I think it's safe to say that as a general rule Saab owners are clueless about pretty much everything.

mzoltarp
01-24-2005, 06:15 AM
I agree with several who have said that rebadging other cars in the GM stable as Saabs is a sure recipe for disaster, but the 92X is far better looking than the Impreza and the 97X is a handsome Trailblazer. Maybe that's the strategy. Hobble the others cars in the GM world with bad styling and then put out a Saab version that is great looking. Very clever.

pcread
01-24-2005, 06:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Well, I think it's safe to say that as a general rule Saab owners are clueless about pretty much everything.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There are those that don't know and those that don't care. I suspect Saab owners are probably the latter rather than the former.

DoMiNo
01-24-2005, 11:46 AM
True. Although on that note the 9-7 kind of seems to be the antithesis to typical Saab conservatism... it's probably a gas guzzler, too. Seems to me they're going to alienate the loyal followers before coming out with their OWN models.

BuffaloNY
01-24-2005, 12:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Well, I think it's safe to say that as a general rule Saab owners are clueless about pretty much everything.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, that's sort of an unnecessary statement, don't you think?

DoMiNo
01-24-2005, 02:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BuffaloNY</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Well, that's sort of an unnecessary statement, don't you think? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you wish to take it that way. Perhaps I should have added the disclaimer that I'm speaking from my own personal experience; everyone I know who's owned a Saab has done so not because of the car's eccentricities, but because of its anonymity. And I find that very, very sad.

DoMiNo
01-24-2005, 02:40 PM
Which is to say nothing of the fact that to buy a rebadged Trailblazer or Subaru WRX simply because it's a Saab is a silly decision in itself.

mzoltarp
01-25-2005, 07:30 AM
Actually buying a SAAB-rebadged Trailblazer or a WRX is not necessarily silly given that the Saab styling is clean and attractive vs garish and overdone. Almost makes you wonder what a Saab version of the Pontiac Aztec might have looked like. (joke)

pcread
01-25-2005, 08:26 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Which is to say nothing of the fact that to buy a rebadged Trailblazer or Subaru WRX simply because it's a Saab is a silly decision in itself. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Very few products say more about their owners than a car does. If a buyer chooses a Saab 9-3 over a Vectra, it's because the brand represents something extra, some added value that the Opel/Vauxhaull just doesn't have. Same with the new Saabs. <p>People buy Saabness.

copic
01-25-2005, 11:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pcread</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>People buy Saabness.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>thanks for this statement pcread, this one could replace this whole page <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
01-25-2005, 05:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pcread</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Very few products say more about their owners than a car does. If a buyer chooses a Saab 9-3 over a Vectra, it's because the brand represents something extra, some added value that the Opel/Vauxhaull just doesn't have. Same with the new Saabs. <p>People buy Saabness.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry if I don't think the Saabness of the 9-7 overcomes its Chevy-ness. People buy Saabness, sure, but not many of them. And even less are going to buy Saabness if it continues to be so diluted.<p>Getting back to the topic at hand, however, I'd say that the 9-6 pictured above would be a giant step forward in getting back to the true essence of... well... Saabness.<p>Did I use that word enough? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by DoMiNo at 4:22 PM 1/25/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by DoMiNo at 4:23 PM 1/25/2005</i>

Santeno
01-27-2005, 10:05 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pcread</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">People buy Saabness.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>While that's true, Isn't that the reason why GM purchased Saab to begin with? Correct me if I'm wrong, but while Saab had a rabid legion of fans, there just weren't enough people out there buying "saabness". While I'm not exactly crazy about Saab's products under GM stewardship, one has to wonder what saab could have done on it's own. Perhaps this product link-up with subaru is just the thing saab needs. Here's hoping the 9-6x is able to address all the criticisms that have thus far been laif on the Tribeca.

Charger
08-26-2005, 06:33 AM
<A HREF="http://www.trollhattansaab.net/images/9-6x/front.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trollhattansaab.net...t.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.trollhattansaab.net/images/9-6x/rear.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trollhattansaab.net...r.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.trollhattansaab.net/archives/2005/08/spyshots_the_9-.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trollhattansaab.net....html</A>

AXLE
08-26-2005, 07:07 AM
whoa, are those real?

Nodnarb
08-26-2005, 07:11 AM
That thing looks sweet. Looks are very different from the 9-3x, but the concept is still there. I like it. As was said earlier, it appears to have taken the positives of the Tribeca and addressed the negatives.

MrMGMan
08-26-2005, 07:37 AM
That front end design is the best iteration of Saab's corporate 'face' we've seen in many a year!

joesuv86
08-26-2005, 07:55 AM
well if you look at the rear end one...i think you can see a cut off, or cut out of the door...looks like this might be a clay model, or design study...but looks OK...the rear is ripped right off the B9Tribeca..and the front is decent.

oversteer
08-26-2005, 09:22 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MrMGMan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That front end design is the best iteration of Saab's corporate 'face' we've seen in many a year! </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Agree, it suprises me how Saab's front end design looks good on a SUV style vehicule. That grill is perfect for that type of vehicule. Exemple the 9-7X<p>In those pictures, i dont think it's real, looks like clay to me. Black windows give it away.

AXIS
08-26-2005, 10:18 AM
The 9-6 is shaping up nicely, hopefully this is a design study and the back will be redesigned to look more Saab like.

Rossell
08-26-2005, 10:22 AM
Thats still a better rear end (and front end for that matter) then the B9.

LEXUS FAN!
08-26-2005, 11:39 AM
are those real???!!!!<p>it looks real<p>it is weird how they put the grill right next to the headlight<p>why is that saab doesn't design something themselves, so they have a distinct style...the 9-7X is a Chevy Trailblazer, and this is a Suburu B9 Tribeca..the Saab 92X is also another suburu...they can't expect to revive a brand with copy cars

Tidal
08-26-2005, 12:40 PM
I know it sounds weird, but this kinda reminds me of the Chevrolet T2X concept presented in Geneva. Any chances of that turning into a SAAB? They seem to be throwing their badges onto anything at the moment.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rossell</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thats still a better rear end (and front end for that matter) then the B9.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thankfully. But there seems to be something not quite right about the front bumper, the air intakes in particular. But like someone said, this looks like it's still a clay model.<br>

Charger
08-26-2005, 12:42 PM
Does it even have 4 doors?

oversteer
08-26-2005, 01:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does it even have 4 doors?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
08-26-2005, 03:22 PM
wait so is this car based off the B9? cuz the front fenders look awfully familiar.<p>the front looks god awful ugly. i guess it's all okay until you get to the bumper.

joesuv86
08-26-2005, 03:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does it even have 4 doors?</TD></TR></TABLE><p> was actually thinking that now that i keep looking at it...but then again, its very likely a design study..maybe incomplete...

Nodnarb
08-26-2005, 04:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">are those real???!!!!<p>it looks real<p>it is weird how they put the grill right next to the headlight<p>why is that saab doesn't design something themselves, so they have a distinct style...the 9-7X is a Chevy Trailblazer, and this is a Suburu B9 Tribeca..the Saab 92X is also another suburu...they can't expect to revive a brand with copy cars</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They still have their own stuff with the 9-5 and the 9-3. Albeit the 9-3 is on the Epsilon platform with a few other GM vehicles, that is all that it shares. Bear in mind this was a brand on the verge of extinction a few years ago when GM took control. They were starved for product, and that is why. The cars they were making were quirky and appealed to a narrow audience, and GM understands that. They made the 9-7x and 9-2x to offer more mainstream products for Saab so that the brand could hopefully turn a profit at some point and could stay alive and make the quirky vehicles they are known for, for the niche who wants them and buys them. The 9-6x is another one of those vehicles designed to get some mainstream trafic into a Saab to keep them alive. Although, since they are able to take their time a bit more on this one, I think the separation will be greater than we might think. There will be more Saabness with this one. The 9-2x and 9-7x were quick patches to hold the brand together in the meantime.<p>And the grille right next to the headlight is part of the new Saab corporate face. Did you not see/not remember the 9-5 facelift spy shots?

nismo
08-26-2005, 09:21 PM
I like how its coming along. If it has a SAAB-like interior it will be a winner for the company...<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Light years better than the 9-7X.

cowboysnkisses
08-26-2005, 10:03 PM
doesn't look like a clay model to me. never seen a clay model with an open door... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> looks great though.

galv
08-29-2005, 06:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Nodnarb</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>They still have their own stuff with the 9-5 and the 9-3. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The 9-5 used older opel components

thedesigner
09-09-2005, 02:24 PM
As for a Saab sports car I wouldn't be surprised.... it wouldn't cost that much to tool up and it would support the sporty image of saab.... if you remember the 9x concept its proportions were nearly Kappa-dead-on.... very Nomad concept like. What's the harm.... GM wants to maximize the kappa's potential right? Seems like a no brainer.... the Solstice coupe would definitely overlap but give the Saab it's own look and the similarities end in the eye of the public. Turbo ecotec? It's right there.<A HREF="http://www.cardesignnews.com/autoshows/2001/frankfurt/highlights/images/saab-9x372.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cardesignnews.com/a...2.jpg</A><br>There's no doubt the Saab version of the Tribeca will look good.... but will Saab keep the price reasonable? The Tribeca is already a pricey piece of machinery.... As for rebadging... Saab has no other choice right now. They are not a large volume manufacturer and GM sucks at turning a profit per unit. Small volume.... small profits... if any. You have to hope that Saab banks enough dough over the next decade to even start to think about becoming completely independent again... which it hasn't been since the 9000. Remember guys, the last 900/9-3 platform was not solely Saab. What is Saab? Safety, Turbo, Quirky, Swedish... give the Swedes the pen for design... turbo the v6's (new 9-3) and the ecotecs, make a weird coupe and hatch and call it a day... I hate GM but love Saab... but they are one in the same... whether we like it or not. I'd rather have a the competent impreza or epsilon chassis than the rickety last gen 9-3 (1993 900 an on)... which by the way, as fun as it was to thrash, was not a sports car, had horrible torque steer and was not pure saab... it's chassis was derived from some german gm product... Give Ingolstad some slack... I'm sure they're not too happy either.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by thedesigner at 2:42 PM 9/9/2005</i>

Spinnel
10-16-2005, 07:46 AM
<br>[QUOTE=viggen]<IMG SRC="http://www.aftonbladet.se/bil/0408/07/Saab-96x.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Has anyone any information about this topic?<p><br>You wanted som information, Ive got some information for you. The Saab 9-6X has been cancelled. <br>

StevenZoz
10-16-2005, 08:34 AM
and this is because GM has partially sold Saab and because of this many future projects like the 9-6x have been cancelled. There is talk that Toyota might buy into the brand.

AM2K
10-16-2005, 09:38 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevenzoz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">and this is because GM has partially sold Saab and because of this many future projects like the 9-6x have been cancelled. There is talk that Toyota might buy into the brand.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They partially sold Saab? I thought they sold the stake in Subaru, which lead to such collaborations being cancelled? Its a shame if they have sold a stake in saab, they're a company with a lot of potential still..<br>

Spinnel
10-16-2005, 10:03 AM
They did sell the stake in Subaru, not Saab. The people in Trollhattan is very happy now when they dont have to work with Subaru any moore. 9-2x won't be produced for much longer.

StevenZoz
10-16-2005, 04:09 PM
ah yes... sry.. i got the 2 mixed up..

CosworthKid
10-21-2005, 02:35 AM
<A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/61067/saabaru_offroader_canned.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/n....html</A>

Chicho
10-21-2005, 02:39 AM
You're wrong. Read it again<p>GM sold its share in Subaru to Toyota

CosworthKid
10-21-2005, 02:43 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chicho</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You're wrong. Read it again<p>GM sold its share in Subaru to Toyota</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know man, i erased the msg before u replied

Chicho
10-21-2005, 02:46 AM
ups then I was faster than u <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

Arturo
10-22-2005, 03:38 AM
Sorry guys, this picture is NOT the 9-6X (that Saabaru is canned; see also an article from AutoExpress below), this is the Theta Premium-based 9-4X which will share its platform with the Cadillac BRX (there is also a thread on that one in another section; maybe both discussions should be combined).<p>From AutoExpress' internet site:<br><I>"It's the car the SUV world was waiting for, and it came so close to production. But take a long last look at the Saab 9-6X crossover - because the project has been given the chop.<p>Scooped at a customer clinic, the 9-6X was a product of General Motors' tie-up with Subaru, and based on the Japanese firm's Tribeca off-roader. <p>It was due to debut at January's Detroit Motor Show, but when GM sold its stake in Subaru to Toyota last week, the project was axed. With it went plans for a BMW 1-Series-rivalling hatch based on the new Impreza - revealed in Issue 878. <p>However, the good news is that a Saab SUV is still in the pipeline. Talking at the launch of the revised 9-5, boss Jan-Ake Jonsson told us: "You'll see a crossover in the next two years." Similar in size to BMW's X3, it's likely to get a new twin-turbo V6 diesel which will power top-end Vauxhalls, too. <p>Meanwhile, a surprise Saab concept will debut at March's Geneva expo. It's thought to be a sports coup, but top brass are remain-ing tight-lipped. "It will be an exciting car," said Jonsson."</I><p>BTW, a Subaru-based Bimmer 1-series rival: will that now certainly become an Opel Astra GTC-based 9-2?

knicks125
10-22-2005, 03:59 AM
FYI - Saab 9-4 thread:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17201" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17201</A>

CosworthKid
10-22-2005, 04:50 AM
Ive already posted that article Arturo..hopefuly this will turn out for the best in the longrun cause it will probably force Saab to reconsider its strategy ad come up with great new original vehicles