• Apr 8, 2010
Saab 92010 Sixten concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

It's good to see that not only has the "Save Saab "bandwagon not hung out a "Mission Accomplished" banner and gone home, they're still working hard to give new owner Spyker ideas for what Saab should be. There's even a Saab 9-1 group on Facebook trying to get the company to jump into the economy-sized car market. We have no idea, though, how Spyker feels about all this.

Added to the list of contributions is this, the 92010 Sixten concept by Eduard Gray, a modern take on the original 92 designed by Sixten Sason. It's a rather attractive three-door, four-seat compact hatchback that updates the 92's 'teardrop' form. Gray argues that his creation could use a hybrid drivetrain and give Saab flavor to the buffet of little premium cars on the way. We wonder if Victor Muller will be setting it next to the sketch of the possible new 9-2 he's been showing off before taking a few notes...



[Source: Eduard Gray – images reproduced with permission]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd trade my 9-3 in for this tomorrow if it existed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Silly Swedes! It's 90210.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Normally pedestrian concept designs are rough around the edges and missing the "production ready" look. But this... wow. This looks incredible!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow poor mans Bugatti Veyron from the looks standpoint, I REALLY like this, the front end should be completely redone, forget the "traditional styling of Saab lights on this one"
        • 4 Years Ago
        ....though I should add that these lights are integrated pretty well, I just see it as a missed opportunity on a potential absolute stunner!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dare I say this may be one of the most striking designs of recent! I am a huge Audi fanboy because or their impeccable styling and quality but Saab could up the ante if they put something like this in production. Aggressive, clean, sleek, and sexy. Sorry Audi but Mr. Eduard Gray just showed you up. Saab, if you are listening, hire this guy as a designer and push this car forward!
      • 4 Years Ago
      God I lament the fact that people do not - or perhaps cannot - read.

      This is not an official rendering. It is a design study done by someone with no connection to Saab. The article clearly states that. Yet almost everyone's comments completely ignore that fact.

      It's a beautiful job. Love the look of it. Hope the good folks at Spyker aren't too proud to borrow someone else's wonderful idea.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Superb! Short front overhang, perfect rear 'shoulders' and tapered C-pillars, and the right way to do a 'scalloped' hatch (Porsche, take note regarding the Cayman!). I agree with John H that a wrap-around windshield would be nice and more SAAB-esque but who's complaining - this is great!

      An original design - respectfully SAAB, please, build it!
      morgan plus four
      • 4 Years Ago
      There were some concepts kicking around (on Jalopnick?) a few weeks ago that were much more interesting and truer to the original. I don't know why car companies think all their cars should have the same front end? This is nice, but not eccentric enough.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it. Build it. Make a three door wagon version too.

      The horse has bolted I know, but this still annoys me: When they designed the Saabuaru a few years back they missed an obvious opportunity to make it look like the 95. The C pillars slope at nearly the same angle. They could have put round lights on the back and added a bit of chrome and it would have resembled an "homage" to a the classic wagon. The boxer engine doesn't sound a million miles away from the V4 either. Was anyone in GM thinking the same? Are there any renderings, or am I a lone genius?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Eduard Gray? Really?

      Is "Eduard Gray" the designer's real name or is it just an Internet pseudonym for a Saab enthusiast who's Internet name plays off of an old SAAB color: "Odoardo Gray", sometimes also known as "Edwardian Gray?"

      If he's a real guy, that's a very interesting coincidence. Just sayin'.
      • 4 Years Ago
      six by ten feet dimensions?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Super sexy Saab, this is what GM let go bye byes... another great move.
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