Remember those super-sleek, and over-the-top concept cars from your childhood? The ones that sent imaginations on fire, brought awe to young minds and provided a glimpse into an exciting automotive future? From first glance, the Saab PhoeniX is one of those concepts.
|2011 SAAB PhoeniX Concept while on display at the Geneva Auto Show 2011. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wOAKmH)|
Boasting tremendous technology and efficiency, the PhoeniX introduces what the automaker calls an ‘aeromotional’ design, which amounts to a visual evocation of the aerodynamic design principles used in SAAB’s first car.
|Front side view of 2011 SAAB PhoeniX Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wPHSQP)|
|Right side view of 2011 SAAB PhoeniX Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wPHSQP)|
Aside from the stand-out bodywork, the PhoeniX concept also boasted such styling elements as a low-profile, wraparound greenhouse and turbine-blade wheels as the acknowledgement form of the brand’s history in aviation world.
|Interior view of 2011 SAAB PhoeniX Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wPHSQP)|
|Rear side view of 2011 SAAB PhoeniX Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wPOYEK)|
The uncluttered and minimalist approach also speaks to the model’s lightweight construction, which aids in fuel efficiency and performance. The Android-powered interface delivers easy access to numerous functions and works as its own unique styling element. It can even connect to the Internet.
|Rear view of 2011 SAAB PhoeniX Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MVIBdd)|
The result is a hybrid capacity intelligent all-wheel drive that enhances driving pleasure while reducing car's fuel consumption. The CO2 emissions and combined cycle fuel economy is projected to be just 5.0 l/100 km and 119 g/km..
As we all knew, The PhoeniX was awarded the 2011 Auto Express design award with a landslide victory receiving by 30% of the votes, beating Alfa Romeo 4C (in the 2nd place) and Jaguar C-X75 (in the 3rd place). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | JALOPNIK | INNERMOBIL | TOPGEAR]
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