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Saab 9-6 SUV concept

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Saab had plans in 2005 to release a Saab 9-6 SUV based on the Subaru Tribeca. Production of the vehicle had to be shelved due to General Motors selling its 20 per cent stakes in Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) in 2005.

A concept version of that Saab 9-6 has been revealed at Saab’s museum Trollhättan in 2011. Although this is not what the potential production version of the 9-6 will look like, it might give some clues as to the size and style of the car.

Saab 9-6 SUV concept
Subaru Tribeca B9

Built on the Subaru Legacy platform and sold in five- and seven-seat configurations, the Tribeca was intended to be sold alongside a slightly revised version known as the Saab 9-6. Saab, at the time a subsidiary of General Motors (GM), abandoned the 9-6 program just prior to its release subsequent to GM’s 2005 divestiture of its 20 percent stake in FHI. Saab 9-6 is should be targeted at the luxury end of the SUV market.

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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