Jason Castriota's influence as the head of design at Saab is now readily apparent: the PhoeniX Concept bears all the markings of his brilliant mind. It also looks decidedly like a Saab.

But more than looking like a Saab in the traditional sense, it likely outlines the future of the company's direction. Sure some of the more flamboyant concept-only elements will fall away, but the core thesis of flowing lines, aerodynamic slipperiness, and muscular proportion could remain. We're looking forward to see what's next in the production plan.

For more on the PhoeniX Concept, catch our preview here.