GM Vice Chairman Robert Lutz thinks so. "There is nothing that says Saabs have to be made in Sweden," he said. The plant in Trollhattan, Sweden is operating at only 59 percent of capacity, with Saab's new 9-2X being produced by Subaru in Japan. Saab's next vehicle, the 9-7X SUV, will be bolted together in GM's Moraine, Ohio plant, since the 9-7X is really a Chevy Trailblazer at heart. The blatant badge engineering is an attempt to cut costs and bolster sales, as Saab tries to reach the 150,000 units moved per year mark, which is apparently the magic number that secures profitability.
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