SAAB Concept: Saab 9-X Air

The Saab 9-X Air concept is effectively a four seat speedster

The Saab 9X Air concept is a four seat convertible which was revealed at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.  It is a convertible version of the Saab 9-X Biohybrid, with a canvas roof denominated “Canopy Top” by Saab. Something to compete against the likes of BMW’s MINI and the Volvo C30. 


The Saab 9X Air displays the same exterior styling features of other models in Saab’s lineup. The neat and uncluttered front end suits the car very well. However the most striking feature of the 9X Air is the unusual convertible roof and sloping tail section.

In another unorthodox step Saab have integrated the rear window into the rear body work (instead of being part of the roof), the window can be raised or lowered electronically.


The interior of the Saab 9X Air concept is characterized by clean styling lines, and a clearly defined driver zone highlighted by white trim. The passenger zones, both front and back, are surrounded by black trim. The advanced digital dash display wraps around the driver and offers up information in a striking luminescent green hue.

Powering the Saab 9X Air concept is a front mounted 1.4 litre turbocharged engine which is E85 biofuel capable. This works in conjunction with an electric motor powered by Li-ion batteries. Sending the power to the front wheels is a six-speed transmission.

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