The Saab 9X Air concept is a four seat convertible which
was revealed at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The 9X Air
is a preview of a future premium hatchback model from
Saab. Something to compete against the likes of BMW's
MINI and the Volvo C30.
The Saab 9-X Air concept is effectively
a four seat speedster
The Saab 9X Air displays the same exterior styling features
of other models in Saab's lineup. The neat and uncluttered
front end suits the car very well. However the most striking
feature of the 9X Air is the unusual convertible roof
and sloping tail section. In another unorthodox step Saab
have integrated the rear window into the rear body work
(instead of being part of the roof), the window can be
raised or lowered electronically.
The interior of the Saab 9X Air concept is characterized
by clean styling lines, and a clearly defined driver zone
highlighted by white trim. The passenger zones, both front
and back, are surrounded by black trim. The advanced digital
dash display wraps around the driver and offers up information
in a striking luminescent green hue.
Powering the Saab 9X Air concept is a front mounted 1.4
litre turbocharged engine which is E85 biofuel capable.
This works in conjunction with an electric motor powered
by Li-ion batteries. Sending the power to the front wheels
is a six-speed transmission.
Similar and related vehicles:
Saab Aero X