Again, may I take this opportunity at the start of the Easter period to wish you all a happy and safe Easter. Drive carefully as you travel to visit family and friends and if you’re even just slighty inclined, then take a moment to remember the reason for the holiday.
A few days ago I did an entry called Saab vs Subaru, noting a few Suuby similarities that bore resemblances to Saabs in time past. There was one that Erik F brought to my attention prior to that post, which I didn’t give enough weight to, and therefore didn’t include in the post.
The “saamiliraity” (Saab similarity, my word) I overlooked was the resemblance the new Suuby Tribeca bears to the spyshots we saw over a year ago of the now-aborted Saab 9-6x. I chose not to include it as the 9-6x was going to be a Suuby based product anyway so I figured they had rights to use the design anyway as it was their base that was used.
Erik’s not the only one who picked up on it though. He beat the big boys to it – Edmunds’ Straighline blog has posted an article on the exact same point. Here’s their comparison pics. Click to enlarge.
Hats off to Erik for picking it up. I’ll try and pay more attention next time. And thanks to Raj for pointing out the Edmunds story.
And Edmunds, that’s how you do a link!
Whilst we’re on Saab SUV’s….
It looks like Tekniken’s Varld have published an artist’s impression of what the coming 9-4x might look like.
Take it with a grain of salt. Unless it’s an actual photo, I’ve come to be very suspicious about stuff at Teknikens.
Thanks to Tiago for the link up.