2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept

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    To gearheads, the turbulent times Swedish carmaker Saab is facing really pulls at the heart strings. It's one of an elite group of makers that real car enthusiasts like to know is around, even if they wouldn't buy the products themselves. Having had its personality and vitality steadily eroded under General Motors ownership for the past two decades and having struggled to meet the bills of creditors in recent weeks under current owners Spyker, many are fearing the formerly quirky marque is doomed. All is not lost though. U.K. magazine Autocar reports that Saab is lining up a bid to buy the...

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    Saab Production Restarts After Halting Over Unpaid Suppliers

    Production at the main factory of Swedish automaker Saab has restarted this morning after it was halted by a dispute over unpaid suppliers. Adding to concerns over the future of the small Swedish automaker, Saab's main plant in Trollhattan shut down yesterday when suppliers halted delivery of...

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    Saab And ZF Establish New Plant For ‘Phoenix’ Platform Sub-Assemblies In Sweden

    It appears Saab is relatively safe from going bankrupt in the immediate future, with the automaker announcing today the establishment of a new sub-assembly plant less than two miles from its main car plant in Trollhattan, Sweden. The plant is being established in partnership with automotive parts...

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    2011 Geneva Motor Show: Technology And Design At Swiss Show

    The Geneva Motor Show is one of the top auto shows each year for new cars, concepts and car technology, and 2011 was no exception. Under the shining lights and amongst the glamorous girls were some pretty hot ideas and cool technology, so here we've chosen our favorite gadgets, details and tech...

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    New Saab ‘Phoenix’ Platform Will Spawn Multiple Models

    At this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show Saab unveiled its new PhoeniX concept, a preview of the automaker’s future styling direction and technologies. As stunning, and controversial, as the new concept is, one of its key technology previews, however, cannot be seen. We’re talking...

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    Video: Saab IQon Turns Your Car Into An Android Smartphone

    As we reported earlier, Saab is working on a new telematics and infotainment system for its future cars called Saab IQon. The new system, previewed this week in Saab’s striking PhoeniX concept, is essentially a new car communications platform based on Google’s Android operating system...

  • 2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept

    A new battle in the car design wars broke out on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show, and CarDesignNews caught it on video. The conflict? Ex-BMW designer and notorious flame-surfacer Chris Bangle's pointed questions to ex-Bertone and new Saab design head Jason Castriota over the shape of the new PhoeniX concept. The video speaks for itself, but we think Castriota acquitted the design--and himself--nicely. Bangle, on the other hand, came off a bit...well, you'll see. [CarDesignNews]

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    2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    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...

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    Saab PhoeniX Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    This is the new 2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept, the first design penned by Saab’s recently appointed design director Jason Castriota. You may recall that Castriota was the man behind the striking Bertone Mantide and that concept’s influences can clearly be seen in the new PhoeniX. The latest...

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