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We've got to give GM props on this one, since, unlike other automakers, it's blacked-out teaser isn't nearly as susceptible to Photoshop trickery. Regardless, Saab put up the image above on its media site announcing what we already knew: the Saab 9-1X concept is coming to Geneva and it's going to take all the right cues from its bigger brothers. Although the head-on shot gives us some clues about the concept's wide stance and aggressive snout, what we really want to know is how the designers have shaped the rear hatch. While it's assumed that a sloping rear roofline will terminate into a bulbous back end, we've heard rumors that a large overhang will be fitted at the top of the roof to give a sort of reverse-ducktail. The Geneva Motor Show is fast approaching and we're looking forward to seeing how Saab plans to do battle with the Audi A3 and Volvo C30.

[Source: Saab]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Saabs are hot, just too expensive. With the 9-1, it should be in the Volve C-30 territory, right? Right around the low to mid 20K? Seems priced right, a step up from the Civic. Faces some stiff competition though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If only actual Saabs looked as good as the concepts they roll out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If it looks as good as some of their past concepts, and if it is fun to drive, I would really consider this when it's time to trade in my MINI. I love having a small, nimble, premium car that's unique.
      • 7 Years Ago
      To Broken down caddilac (Cadillac)


      Ouch tell us how you really feel. I like Saab, i own one. I am one of those 8 people you speak of. Believe me i know Saabs and i know Saab owners and i can confidently say that you have no idea what you are talking about. Most Saab fans are holding onto their old 900's and are actually waiting for a Spiritual Successor to that car. If they can do this car right all the Saab fans will come back out and buy one. We have been begging for this thing since GM took hold. Now if you want to talk about mistakes lets talk about Cadillac Europe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That car has no sideview mirrors... I knew GM cut corners somewhere on the 9-1.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They waste a bundle in Cadillac so that it can sell 100 cars a year in Europe, so I don't see were's the problem... ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      the concept is the 9X concept (if you click the "brothers" link in the post you can check it out)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ditto! I like Saab, but ever since GM took over they have lost their way it seems. Wow how the big guys bring down the little guys! Hopefully this will give new life to Saab and its styling, performance, and fun. Judging by this photo, looks to at least be somewhat aggressive in it's appearance. I love unique looking cars and the original Saab 900 was just that, there was no doubt you knew what it was when it drove by you. That is what I hate about today's Saabs. The 9-3 is not all that bad looking, but the rear end is kind of strange. Saab to not even offer one hatchback type car nowadays is another strange thing. The always offered one, now it is wagons (estates) instead, which I do not like as much stylistically. I can't wait to see the real deal.... I hope I am not disappointed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The X in 9-1X means it's all wheel drive. See 9-7x and 9-2x.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think that the new Turbo-X is supposed to be the new successor to the Classic 900 (Turbos)...I wish I had the money to get one! Guess I'll have to wait and just enjoy my Viggen :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      What is the car on the left in the picture?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very Mazda RX-8 from the front.
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