Saab PhoeniX Concept Unveiled at Geneva 2011
PhoeniX Saab concept that made its global debut today at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 has design features and technologies that will shape the next generation of Saab cars, including information and entertainment system Iqon. The elegant concept car based on a Saab 9-3 chassis and features what Saab calls “aeromotion” design.
Peugeot is one of the leaders in this field and is ready to launch the technology, brand HYbrid4, in his 3008 diesel-electric hybrid later this year. As for the PhoeniX Saab, the concept has a 200 horsepower 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder powering the front axle and an engine of 34 horsepower electric equipment, back. The result is an intelligent capability, hybrid wheel drive, which Saab is calling eXWD.
An interpretation of the grid is stretched the signing of three ports Saab, LED headlamps and wing doors are some of the notable exterior features. Furthermore, there is visible handles or door mirrors to stop the flow of air – small cameras with thin stems to provide visibility to the rear. Under the sculpted hood is a high efficiency, 1.6-liter turbo engine with front wheel drive, along with an innovative rear-drive power system. The first produces 200 horsepower and the second 34. Using a six-speed manual transmission, the car projected combined fuel economy is 56.5 miles per gallon (4.16 l/100 km).
2 +2 cabin adopts a clean and minimalist. An instrument driver-oriented design and LED lighting to enhance the experience, like the head-up display and the new infotainment system Iqon with 8-inch touch screen. Powered by Google’s Android operating system, Iqon seamlessly connects to the Internet when the ignition switch is on. The touch screen allows access to streaming audio and entertainment, navigation, online and on-board storage of music. Users can download a wide range of applications, online services and multimedia features through a Saab shop Iqon.