SAAB Concepts

AiroX Concept from Gray Design for new chapter in SAAB’s history

Saab Concept by Gray designSaab Concept by Gray design

Designer Eduard Gray is already known in the world of industrial design, and he is known for his many car concepts, especially the Saab concept cars.

Eduard Gray is an industrial designer who has worked at NEVS(formerly SAAB) as a creative designer as well as on numerous yacht projects including Palmer Johnsson in Monaco.

AiroX - very impressive rear end of the car
AiroX – very impressive rear end of the car

This is his new concpet work – AiroX Autonomous car concept. Airox was developed on the news that SAAB AB would once again venture into the automotive market with their advanced AI technology developed for the aerospace industry.

The design is an exploration of how this new chapter in SAAB’s long history could be embodied in a self aware, fun loving car design that ties in elements of SAAB’s automotive design language together with the design elements of it’s fighter jets.

AiroX - top view - the cockpit
AiroX – top view – the cockpit

The face of the car wears the grin of the modern SAAB design language while the sides gape with the fighter jet air intakes that feed air through the car to cool the high performance batteries and optimize airflow through the body of the car. These aerodynamic themes are also present at the front of the car where air flows past intakes next to the lights and is deflected via air rams to change the downforce at the front of the car through different handling situations.

Perhaps most remarkable about the design are the dynamic spoilers positioned aft of the cockpit which deploy during high speed handling to affect airflow and downforce independently or in unison to achieve better cornering and stabilisation. They are also useful for communicating different moods togehter with the built-in screen in the front grill to the owner of the car or passing pedestrians.

Saab design heritage
Saab design heritage
AiroX - Perfect Airflow
AiroX – Perfect Airflow

The power for the car is thought to be high performance electric and the 0-60 time is superfast. The handling is supernice and the ride is supersmooth thanks to the micro-adjustments made by the dynamic airflow systems.

AiroX concept - power of design is in the details
AiroX concept – power of design is in the details
Airox concept for Saab
Airox concept for Saab
AiroX built-in-screen in front bumper
AiroX built-in-screen in front bumper

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