The Saab PhoeniX Concept is a study. Again, one might say. We have seen so many wonderful Saab studies. But, the Saab Phoenix is Jason Castriota's first concept car and therefore important to the Saab design future. We remember, Castriota has in the past conjured up great cars like the Ferrari 599 and the Maserati Gran Tourismo into our world.
The PhoeniX Concept takes up a lot of quotes from Saab aviation history, you can recognize the wing shape as a quote. A quote that all Saab somehow, but less recently, had in their genes.
You can easily check off the double doors, which already carried some studies. The following applies: Concept Car only. The tail with the comb should remind of Saab Sonett models.
Inside, the full concept car comes to fruition with exposed metallic accents, fired in fiery red as accent lighting. Reeler is already the Google Android infotainment system, which will also be found in the next-generation 9-3.
The Saab PhoeniX Concept is fired by a 1.6 liter direct injection turbo with 200 PS which comes from the BMW / Saab cooperation. The new Saab all-wheel drive system, called eXWD, is produced jointly with American Axle. There is a 34 HP electric motor and a 1,1 kWh lithium-ion battery on the rear wheels.
The Saab PhoeniX Concept is based on the Phoenix platform, on which the successor to the current Saab 9-3 will be based.
Phoenix from the ashes ? We wish it very much.