The Saab 9-2X Aero: a Subaru Impreza Wagon converted into a Saab car at 1/18 scale?
The Saab 9-2X Aero is also known as “Saabaru”... Do you know why?
This car was born during GM (General Motors) ownership of Saab, and at that time, GM also owned Subaru! Do you see it coming? The crazy idea of developing a Saab based on a Subaru body slowly popped up, and that’s how the Subaru Impreza Wagon chassis was used to develop the Saab 9-2X. But don’t misunderstand us, the Saab 9-2X isn’t just a Subaru Impreza rebadged with a Saab logo! This car was then enhanced and adapted to perfectly fit Saab's philosophy. But we will get to the details later in this description.
Produced in Ōta, Kantō, Japan, the Saab 9-2X was exclusively commercialized in North America. The 227hp 2.0L turbocharged engine is the same as the Impreza WRX, as well as the five-speed manual gear and the AWD which came standard.
The unique identity of this Saab 9-2X was a trigger for DNA Collectibles to replicate this piece of history in a beautiful 1/18 scale model car.
It is in our DNA to reproduce rare and exclusive miniature cars in limited series, and our Saab 9-2X scale model car isn’t an exception! It is available in our online shop in 4 different body colors: Arctic Silver, Midnight Black, Brilliant Red and Deep Blue.
Below the central hood scoop air intake which recalls the design of the Subaru Impreza, the Saab badge proudly stands above the high end three-hole perforated front grill surrounded by nice chrome trims. As usual, the engraved headlights and fog lights are very accurate and perfectly replicated.
On the side of the scale model car, the 5 double spokes alloy rims integrating the Saab logo on the center caps are splendidly reproduced and give a glimpse of the brake calipers behind. The side mirrors and the door handles were added as separate parts to bring as much realism as possible.
If we move to the rear of the car, in addition to the Saab logo, we didn’t forget to affix the 92X and Aero inscriptions on the trunk. Even the tiny AWD logo on the window is here! The rear lights are beautifully engraved. To remind you that this Saab 9-2X is the daughter of the Subaru Impreza, our miniature car features a sporty chrome exhaust pipe and rear spoiler to give some fierce attitude.
The wide sunroof allows you to scrutinize all the fine details of the cockpit. What a great transition to describe the interior of the car!
The cockpit of our Saab 9-2X scale model car is just marvelous! The bicolor black and light beige upholstery and interior trims all around the cockpit feels very harmonious.
Look at all the fine details of the dashboard, especially the gauges such as the speedometer. Aren’t you amazed by how clearly you can read everything? The silver central console also proposes stunning details such as the radio and the climatic control buttons. Sharp eyes can read every tiny inscription on them.
Instead of moulding everything into one block, DNA Collectibles prefers to add several separate parts to the cockpit to feel like looking at the real car. It is the hard way, but it is the best way. Here are few examples:
- the 3 spokes steering wheel with the Saab logo on the center
- the aluminum pedals
- the hand brake
- the gear lever
- the central mirror
Finally and as usual, the seat belts are made of real fabric and the buckles are photo etched parts.
DNA Collectibles’ Saab 9-2X scale model car is simple, efficient, and no fuss! Just like the real car. This marriage between Saab and Subaru gave birth to a child in their image: a japanese sportive car with a sleek nordic design. This Saab 9-2X 1/18 scale model car is a true collector, no doubt about it. Purchase the only 1/18 Saab miniature car with a boxer turbocharged engine : the Saab 9-2X.