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Saab and Fuji Heavy Industries Continue Partnership With New Crossover Vehicle Alliance

July 13, 2004

Saab Automobile AB and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the Japanese auto manufacturer of Subaru vehicles, announced on July 8 that they have agreed on collaboration for a new crossover vehicle. The project represents an expansion of the cooperation between Saab and FHI that was initiated this year with the introduction of the Saab 9-2X premium sports compact in the U.S. and Canadian markets. “We continue to see a working relationship between FHI and Saab as a very natural fit,” says Bob Lutz, GM's vice chairman for product development. “It makes sense for FHI and Saab to work together early in the development process to deliver their own distinct interpretations of a sporty and versatile ‘cross-over’ product.” The new collaboration between Saab and FHI will integrate the development of a new Saab crossover vehicle to be produced at FHI’s U.S. manufacturing facility.
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