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Published on March 3rd, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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Saab’s New Concept Wows Geneva – Geneva 2010

Saab has unveiled a sleek new concept car at Geneva: the PhoeniX.

It uses ‘Aeromotional’ design, inspired by Saab’s aviation roots, and showcases future car’s design and technical features.

According to Saab, the ‘‘Aeromotional’ design is a visual evocation of the aerodynamic design principles and passion for innovation’

The sleek body gives the car a very low drag coefficient of just 0.25.

It also has butterfly doors, a 2 + 2 cabin, and an efficient 1.6 litre engine developing 200 bhp that sends power to the rear wheels only, which combines with Saab’s eXWD system – an electric motor that produces 34 bhp.

Another feature seen on the concept is a regenerative braking system that helps charge up the electric motor.

Jason Castriota, Saab’s Automobile’s Executive Design Director, said: “The PhoeniX establishes a new reference point for the future of Saab product design and symbolizes a renaissance of the innovative spirit and passion that drove Saab to build its first car.”

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