Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 06:22:00 -0400 From: "Tex" <texnospamm101.org> Subject: Re: The C900 hatch to make a comeback!
"Paul Halliday" <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message news:BEA8C9A8.13E10%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk... > in article Hf-dnQTR-8LzKB_fRVn-tgnospamast.com, Tex at texnospamm101.org > wrote > on 12/05/2005 02:46: > > What, specifically, were you referring to? Saab had nothing ready to go in the small compact sport segment nor in the larger SUV segment. So GM dumped in the 9-2x and more recently the 9-7x as stopgap measures, to at least show the market where Saab was headed. It really only became clear that this new "retro" C900 would be the replacement for the current 9-2x. And the new crossover due in 2007 will replace the current 9-7x. The concept 9-3x that you referred to (tossed around since 01, I believe), I think was the one supposed to be built on the B9 Tribeca platform. It was supposed to debut at the NY auto show recently, but was a no-show. Perhaps, they've scrapped it in favor of another design? It's not from any recent press on it. >>> Right .. Okay. What do SAAB offer Subaru? How much SAAB went into the >>> 9-2? Diesel engines. Subaru currently offers none. 9-2x...very little Saab beyond the nose, badge and warranty. > So, again, how can a smaller car be that successor? It is marketing drivel > that bears no relation to the facts ... Again, I feel the "load lugger" comment was meant to indicate that the car would not be a sport-back nor a full estate. It will definitely be a wait and see sort of thing (ie, until some hard info is revealed about it). - tex