There comes together what once belonged together. At least for a while Saab and Subaru were connected by GM. The 9-2x is a result of this cooperation, the 9-6x it could have been. If things had not gone differently, GM would not have parted company with Subaru.
Both brands have a lot in common. They have their roots in aircraft construction, and both have always sought a special way beyond well-trodden paths. Boxer engines with their special sound and symmetrical four-wheel drive are the distinctive features of Subaru. Ingenious turbos, Scandinavian design and unusual, innovative ideas characterized Saab.
Almost inevitably it must seem that the Subaru Drivers Club and the 1. German Saab Club on Motor Show sharing a stand in Essen. The Subaru club is contributing a WRX STI, the Saab faction a 9-3
Aero Convertible with viggen Body kit and an 9000 CSE. An exciting mix, and absolutely great vehicles.
There were pictures of the structure yesterday in my mailbox. They are not perfect, because the lighting in the hall is not, the structure is up, and everything has to go quickly. But I think they catch the atmosphere of the evening exhibition hall well. And maybe they make one or the other reader feel like visiting during the next days in Essen.
Saab and Subaru can be found at the 51st Motor Show in Hall 2, Stand D23. The exhibition starts on December 1st and runs until December 9th. November 12th. is designated as a press day, more pictures from Essen will follow on the blog.