Some more guff on the 9-6x

A little more came to light on the forthcoming mostly-Saab SUV, the 9-6x. 

The full monty, as found at Autotrend:

Subaru announced the name for its 2006 seven-passenger crossover SUV at
the Miami motor show: B9X. The name seems designed to create confusion
with the Subie’s platform sibling, Saab’s 2007 9-6x, which will bow as
a concept this spring at the New York show. And Subaru plans to use the
B9X to compete with the Acura MDX and Volvo XC90, taking the brand
upmarket–into Saab territory.

But there are differences: Besides exclusive sheetmetal and a
mostly exclusive interior, the 9-6x will be available only with two
rows of seats, because Saab doesn’t want to put a third row of
passengers in its rear crumple zone. Most similarities are under the
skin. The Saab 9-6x will have Subaru’s 245-horsepower, 3.0-liter flat
six and its Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. And that new Subaru
face, described as "a central intake flanked by two wings" is the
reason for the name B9X, the Japanese automaker says. Subaru first
showed the design theme on its 2003 Geneva B11S show car, then on the
B9SC and R1e Detroit concepts, and "B9X" is similar to those names. The
winged grille is meant to reflect Subaru’s legacy as an aircraft
manufacturer–just like Saab.

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4 Comments

  1. Jeeeezz… looks like an Alfa 147 having an allergic reaction to a bee sting. Now, act depressed and say “d’oh”…

    …d’oh.

  2. Agreed, but the 147 is not an unattractive car. I think this’ll be quite a bit bigger than a 147 as well. I’m sure the Saab design boys will work some magic.

  3. I like this car more and more….and 2007 is just about right for my 9-5 to be paid off. Now, we just need gas to come back down between now and then so we can afford to put gas in the car :D.

  4. Not wrong there, allan. Saab could be pretty well placed as a model choice in times of higher fuel prices. Not necessarily something for GM to promote aggressively, but it’s a plus.

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