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Saab 9 Griffin Concept Car

Beautiful SAAB 9 Griffin Concept Car

The Saab 9-Griffin concept was created by Joonhyung Park for the final graduation project while studying automotive design at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. For 2008 the design brief was to create a next-generation luxury sedan.

The most noticeable feature of the Saab 9-Griffin is the unusual asymmetric exterior design. This layout was developed due to the idea of creating a vehicle which could emphasize driver involvement on both the exterior and interior while still essentially remaining a luxury sedan.

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In order to achieve this the Saab 9-Griffin utilizes a four-seat layout in which the driver is positioned slightly further forward than the front seat passenger. The exterior bodywork and windscreen reflects this design element and forms a bubble around the driver.

Access to the Saab 9-Griffin (full size luxury sedan) is through two different door systems. On the passenger side a single large door opens to give access to all the passenger seats. While on the driver side, the driver enters the vehicle through a dramatic two-part door which consists of a conventional side door and a forward hinging canopy.

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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.

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