Are you kidding me? This is what passed Lucas Licensing 9 years ago??? This is the dopiest thing I've ever seen. It smacks of laziness. "Well, it'll be a snowspeeder but without cannons, and we'll put an Imperial Shuttle-type wing on the top, that'll say 'prequels', right?"
That has to be one of the goofiest things the EU has puked out in the last 10 years.