Geneva '08 Preview: New Saab concept will have BioPower engine

In what should come as a surprise to no one, the new Saab concept that will debut in a little over a week at the Geneva Motor Show will in fact use BioPower engine. BioPower, for those that haven't been paying attention, is Saab's branding for ethanol-capable flex-fuel engines. Saab Development Director Jörgen Nylén confirmed to Spanish site MotorPasion that the concept that will presage a new model (likely to be called the 9-1 or 9-1x) will be a premium compact car meant to compete with the likes of the Volvo C30 and Audi A3. One other thing we can confirm is that the center car in the image shown above is the only official one of the new concept. The other image that has been floating around showing a car in profile with a sheet draped over it is actually from a Swiss Saab ad according to a Saab spokesman. The car is shown in that ad is almost certainly an older concept called the 9X that appeared several years ago. The 9X is the car on the left above.

[Source:, via CarScoop]

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