Monday, May 2, 2011

2011 Saab Phoenix Review

Elegant, innovative and very effective: the Phoenix Concept Car Saab introduces the features and technologies that will drive the next generation of Saab cars.

Based on a novel architecture that allows the next Saab 9-3, Saab Posted Phoenix Design 'aeromotional ": a visual record of the principles of aerodynamic design and passion for innovation that inspired the creators of the first Saab car Ursaab iconic.

The Saab concept covers PhoeniX tear, "liquid metal" jet forms and a spectacular greenhouse flag of inspiration that gives expression to the expenditure covering topics Saab design firm and translucent ice blocks.

A clean, well-muscled form allows exceptionally low coefficient of drag, only 0.25 and is also considering to flow through a distinctive "installed" winglets ".

Butterfly opening doors give easy access to a 2 +2 cabin, which combines simplicity with technology. It has a minimalist approach, "deleted" feel, as a new expression of the design based on the Saab driver and a world first Saab infotainment Iqon innovative communications system. In fact, the Saab tradition, there is also a surprisingly versatile loading platform.

"Phoenix will establish a new benchmark for the design of future Saab products," said Jason Castriota, Saab Automobile's managing director of design. "It symbolizes the rebirth of the spirit of innovation and passion that drove the Saab to build its first car. We are now taking DNA visual on what we call "aeromotional 'design, adds emotion, power and fluidity. This design aesthetic form and differentiate future models in the portfolio of Saab. "

The murmur of the body, Saab Phoenix has at its disposal an innovative rear electric transmission mated to a sophisticated 200 hp 1.6-liter gasoline engine turbo. The result is an intelligent, the capacity of hybrid four-wheel drive, which improves comfort and reduces fuel consumption. fuel combined cycle and CO2 emissions should be only 5.0 l/100 km and 119 g / km.

Aeromotional Design

Saab Concept topic PhoeniX aeromotional "design is inspired by the roots of Saab's aviation and called Ursaab expression, the prototype aircraft designed by the engineers who created the first generation of Saab cars.

The full form of the Phoenix Concept Saab is apparently shaped by the wind. Tightly wrapped in a skin-like liquid, the cabin looks like a block of ice and tear of darkness seems to emerge from the center of the body's muscles. Two major currents flow along the hood to the windscreen pillars dressed as if barely able to hold off a powerful structure.

The reverse is also black screen broke through the outer skin of the rear wheel, the allusions to the conical shape of teardrop style rear Ursaab, echoes "sawed off" Kamm tail, while a form of cut first Saab, the sonnets.

The low front style has a broad interpretation of the three ports Saab grill. A central body color wing is now dominant, according to the minimalist design of the car, LED lights are almost invisible to its board. The new grille and hood are among the ways the style of the subjects could see the future of Saab automobile production.

Butterfly doors to ensure better access to low cab. There is no visible handles or door mirrors to disturb the flow of air cameras and small, thin stems rear view.

'Winglets' Roof PhoeniX Enable Saab concept to cut through the air as efficiently as possible. The air flow channel on the side of the car and direct the entire parcel shelf, which reduces lift forces for greater stability without increasing drag.

minimalist interior

In true Scandinavian tradition, the 2 +2 cabin adopts a minimalist style. It has been "stripped" feeling of a racing car, with seats shaped metal shell and inner sections that mimic the network exposed to a safety cage.

sweet expression is given to the instrument Saab traditional driver-oriented design. A circular platform in front of the driver in the shape of the afterburner of a jet engine, the presentation of data in conjunction with the HUD.

Angle of 45 degrees to the pilot, a separate module Saab Infotainment hosts Iqon and advanced communication system. For good ergonomics, 8-inch touch screen is as close to the fingertips of the driver and the steering wheel.

Saab iQon (see separate release for details) is a platform car pioneer of communication using the Google operating system AndroidTM. On the basis of "open innovation" with innovative third-party vendors and application developers, consisting of an integrated IT platform that connects directly to the Internet when the car ignition is on. The touch screen provides access to navigation and entertainment audio streaming, online, on storing music on board, and download applications such as smartphones.

Red light for all the tools and environment, cabin lighting brings warmth and feeling of the cabin. This includes the floor, where they are exposed to LED light tubes for punching black carpet. It's all part of a new design strategy aeromotional 'which includes the "fire and ice" effect.

Saab Concept PhoeniX costumes curves cover a hatch in depth. Provides access to a flat loading platform, including folding rear seats and a track to load cargo adaptable.

efficient propulsion

Under the sculpted hood and under the cargo deck, the concept Saab Saab powertrain PhoeniX progress rightsizing strategy. Its propulsion system combines a high-efficiency turbocharged 1.6-liter with innovative technology and electric drive rear wheel.

The gasoline engine packs compact all-aluminum 200 hp (147 kW) and includes variable valve timing and lift control and start / stop function, minimal losses from pests and a fuel cut function. A stainless steel tank fitted, which is easier and less expensive than conventional plastic design

The engine is the innovative Saab eXWD support system. Rear disc includes a housing chamber 25 kW (34 hp) electric motor / generator powered by a low battery. Regenerative braking is used to support the battery.

Now Saab emerging next-generation hybrid propulsion system that allows you to benefit from four-wheel drive, and at the same time reduce fuel consumption. Using a six-speed manual gearbox, there is a kombi fuel economy and CO2 emissions are just 5.0 l/100 km and 119 g / km.

The driver can choose one of three eXWD use of space. The default mode the exact fuel efficiency and CO2 to reduce the load on the steering gasoline engine at low speeds, the Sport mode contains the maximum power for the entire axle torque vectoring rear chassis control and traction mode allows more than one excellent good grip to take off and slippery conditions.

Inside and out, this PhoeniX Saab Concept Design and Technology new directions that will be part of future Saab products.