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From The Car Connection:

Subaru is planning on moving up a notch for the 2006 model year with the introduction of its seven-passenger upscale wagon. Updated, but based on the WX-01 Concept from the Tokyo Motor Show, this vehicle will be the first in the lineup to carry Subaru's new signature styling grille, as first seen on the B9SC Roadster Concept.


Developed under the codenames SG/X and 00X, the premium wagon has already hit the consumer clinics in southern California and has received positive feedback. Several Subaru owners commented that the new wagon had the look and feel of a Lexus, but others remarked on the European influences.

Subaru insides have commented about the vehicle's very versatile and highly flexible interior, and it's believed that the second and third rows of seats will fold flat to accommodate cargo, as well as flexible seating configurations.

The SG/X will be built in Lafayette, Ind., and should start running off the assembly line in just a year from now. Sources tell us the SG/X will measure in at about 195 inches overall, with a 108-inch wheelbase. Power is expected to come from Subaru's 3.0-liter H6 boxer engine, and, of course, it will be all-wheel drive.

The new SG/X will likely start in the low-to-mid $30,000 range with an estimated production of up to 40,000 units annually.

And although there is nothing confirmed, there are STRONG rumors that General Motors may want a piece of the action. Quite possibly this might spawn a new luxury wagon for the automaker, and it just may carry the Buick nameplate - and possibly Saab as well.

Here's the link:

http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=6958
 

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Instead of "built it, and they will come", I think this one is "built it, and they will RUN!" That has to be the ugliest SUV I've seen since the Aztec.
 

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WTF?!? :blink:

"Developed under the codenames SG/X and 00X, the premium wagon has already hit the consumer clinics in southern California and has received positive feedback. Several Subaru owners commented that the new wagon had the look and feel of a Lexus, but others remarked on the European influences."


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WOW what a looker! I'll laugh at anyone I see driving one. :lol: It's got a face like those robots or whatever they were from battlestar gallactica.
 

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Why does Subaru have to have it's own Grill? I always thought they had decent looking cars and they weren't held back by a rigid styling theme, ie the rest of GM.

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the aztec was not that ugly compared to other cars on the road. you want ugly here is the list: scion, honda element, and that subaru. i like subarus current styling better that that. But we all know it will sell, after all its a japanese car so people think it has to be good.

intresting the side window pattern on that concept drawing looks like the gmc envoy.

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well i hope its not based too much on this concept, i really wish they wouldnt get that stupid grill, it didnt look to bad on the first concept, but everything sense has been pretty awful...

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awww, throw a typical subaru nose on that and it'd look fine. looks like they tried to make it look stately and grand, though it just looks silly. i could see that (with a different nose) as a saab perhaps, but not a buick.
 

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So, just so I'm clear on this point here... the only difference between brands within a company is the grill? Because it seems like that's the way things are heading. Hell, at this rate, you'll be able to remove the grill from a Toyota Camry and bolt it up to a BMW M6 in a few years! Sheesh. Whatever happened to each brand having its own unique styling beyond just grills and badges?
 

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fugly fugly fugly. That thing makes the Aztec look like a beauty queen.
 

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Man, that looks like an X5 sucking on an acorn.
 

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i don't think it's that bad. the front end is awkward but not horrible...the entire vehicle has good proportions and stance. could be worse.
 

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hey come to think of it...this thing would look great as a sister car to the mini cooper. i think a mini nose would look really good on it. what you say rex? think you could chop it?
 

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Originally posted by 3eb@Mar 22 2004, 08:15 PM
i don't think it's that bad. the front end is awkward but not horrible...the entire vehicle has good proportions and stance. could be worse.
agreed-- the nose isn't great, but the car as a whole is not so bad.
 
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