Two models of the Saab 9-6x are in the museum in Trollhättan. They are the only specimens that exist worldwide. They are witnessing a GM development mission that was never fully completed. Because in 2005, GM sold its own 20% stake in Subaru (Subaru Heavy Industries) to Toyota.
Which heralded the abrupt end of the Saab-Subaru liaison.
The Subaru Tribeca, the compatible Saab counterpart, came onto the market with the 2006 model year. The GM strategists had tailored the SUV specifically for North America and were hoping for great success. An offer with three rows of seats was previously missing from both Saab and Subaru's range.
And Americans loved big SUVs. But only if they were really big enough.
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