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New Saab 9X Air Concept Video Released

Last month the Saab 9-X Air Concept made its debut in Paris, leaving in its wake a new approach to convertible design. With its unique patent-pending ‘Canopy Top’ design we can see the prominent rear pillars curving upwards to meet the flat folding fabric top. The result is a wraparound greenhouse combined with an active wind deflector on top of the windshield header that minimizes back drafts and eliminates the need for a rear wind deflector net. The Canopy Top design provides excellent visibility with either top up or top down.

As a dramatic preview to the next generation 9-3 Convertible, the 9-X Air Concept also showcases an arc shaped driver information zone which houses a row of five 3-D graphic display screens extending into the driver's door.

The video which was just recently released by Saab is a 1 minute animtion of the Canopy top and driver information zone in action.

 

Source: GM Europe
Published Oct 31, 2008 12:45 pm By Brian Potter

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 unknownuser unknownuser
I never lived with a SAAB so I don't know how they are in depth...but they always were appealing and were always on the list of cars to consider buying. I wish them well... BUT...I think they should leave the drawer making to the other Swedes...IKEA!
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November 3, 2008 10:24 am
 archytype archytype
you are asking an american mainstream company to pour money and research into a brand that is defined by quirky traits that appeal to few.
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November 3, 2008 4:26 am
 peterjames7 peterjames7
saab is the biggest loser of gm terrible finances, they have been underfunded for 15 years now, with nothing but very old platforms and having to make do facelift after facelift on the same cars. the 9-5 is soooo long in the tooth now with the most hideous of facelifts as well. they keep showing concepts but by the time they will reach production they will be outdated already. god only knows how many sketches have been released for the 9 5 with the date constantly being pushed back
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November 3, 2008 2:41 am
 sensei sensei
The POTENTIAL fo SAAB is limitless. Unless GM lets in new blood to make it happen, SAAB will be ther perenial "What Might Have Been" company.
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November 1, 2008 4:59 pm
 RGL RGL
not another concept!!!!!! how many do we need to see, why cant they just build them and build a new 9.5
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November 1, 2008 11:01 am
 sovietmole sovietmole
cool
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November 1, 2008 8:44 am