Subaru of America, Inc., on November 5 announced the name of its all-new crossover utility vehicle, the Subaru B9X at the 2004 South Florida International Auto Show. The all-new 2006 Subaru B9X is the first-ever Subaru crossover utility vehicle with available seating for seven passengers. The world premiere for the Subaru B9X will occur at the Detroit Auto Show and represents a step into a new market for Subaru. The Subaru B9X is equipped with the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and features an all-new design theme. The Subaru B9X, like that of the recently redesigned 2005 Subaru Outback and Legacy, expands the Subaru product line with a vehicle that is larger than the Outback. The Subaru B9X design theme first appeared on the 2003 Geneva Show Car, the Subaru B11S, and was further refined on the Subaru B9SC and R1e concept cars, which both made their U.S. debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show. As a model which has inherited this design theme, Subaru has named this vehicle the B9X. The 2006 Subaru B9X will be built at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant in Lafayette, Indiana.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials