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Saab 9-1x Crossover

Saab 9-1xSaab 9-1x - one of the many visions of the little Saab

Something is really changing in car industry, and it’s not just one market but everywhere – crossovers (CUV) and utilities are becoming the dominant silhouette. When other body styles, such as minivans, were introduced, they took much longer to gain a foothold. But crossovers have grown more rapidly in the past decade and a half. The number of crossover nameplates in USA from all manufacturers shot up from 180 in 2000 to 315 in 2008 and 370 in 2014.

One of these crossover car could be Saab 9-1x…perhaps in the near future, perhaps…

Saab 9-1x Crossover Concept Rendering
Saab 9-1x Crossover Concept Rendering

However, Theophilus Chin gave his version of the Saab 9-1x, which is based on Suzuki iK-2 Hatchback Concept. By adding Saab styling cues like the grille, brand logo and slightly revised headlights, his the study looks as if it were a pretty Saab all along.

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

1 Comment

  • it’s ugly but … it is hard to tell from just one photo.

    it looks too big and bulky.

    Return the old style hatchback 9-3 or 900s (1993-2003) or the old classic 900s or even an 96.

    Stylize and modernize the designs but keep the original theme behind them. Don’t do what everybody else is doing. Saab was not conventional and shouldn’t be now either.

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