Saab unveiled today at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show the all-new Saab PhoeniX Concept, a new car that actually previews the design directions which will be adopted by the upcoming models from the Swedish manufacturer. According to Saab, the new concept is based on firm’s new architecture which will be used by the next-generation Saab 9-3 model.
The new design of the car embraces teardrop, ‘liquid metal’ forms and a dramatic jet canopy-inspired glasshouse. As a result, the car has a drag coefficient of just 0.25.
Thanks to the butterfly opening doors the passengers get an easy access to the 2+2 cabin that blends simplicity with technology.
Under the hood, we find a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine innovative, electric rear wheel drive technology delivering 200 hp, which needs only 5.0 l of fuel for 100 km and emits just 119 g/km of CO2 emissions.
As we said, the engine is supported by the new Saab eXWD system, consisting of a rear drive unit housing a 25 kW (34 hp) electric motor/generator powered by a small battery pack. The battery pack’s charge is sustained via regenerative braking.