Gallery: Saab Unveils Sexy PhoeniX AWD Hybrid at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

 

The Geneva Auto Show kicks into full gear this week, and so far a number of hot new green cars have turned heads left and right. The latest vehicle to hit the scene is Saab‘s futuristic “PhoeniX” gas-electric hybrid concept, which boasts a series of technological advancements we’re bound to see in other Saab vehicles in the near future. Saab reports that the Phoenix’s all-wheel-drive system accelerates from zero to 60 in less than 6 seconds, delivers 47 mpg when mated to a six-speed manual, and has a 25 kW (34 hp) electric motor that drives the rear wheels and provides regenerative braking.

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  1. c-dub March 5, 2011 at 12:11 am

    This design is baffling. Ostensibly, it’s meant to evoke the Ursaab (which was a genuinely groundbreaking car). Where the Ursaab was taut and restrained, though, this thing is festooned with fins and folds and curlicues from tip to tail. It’s as if Castriota completely misunderstood the fundamental beauty of the Ursaab – and perhaps, unfortunately, the entire Saab legacy.

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