Combi coupé

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Combi coupé is a marketing term used by Saab to describe cars with a sloping coupé-like rear hatchback.[1][2] The term joins the European term "combi" (for an estate car / station wagon) with coupé.[3]

The design combines the functionality of a hatchback with the appearance of a fastback. As per a hatchback, the combi coupé incorporates a shared passenger and cargo space.

Origin[edit]

The term was coined by Björn Envall and first introduced with the 1974 Saab 99.[4] Saab also discussed making a hatchback available for the Saab 96/Saab 95 model range and Envall created the prototype Saab 98. The "Combi coupé" term was later applied to the Saab 900 model line-up.[5][6]

Volvo also made a prototype combi coupé.[7]

Modern examples[edit]

At the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Saab showed models that indicated that the Saab 9-3 would be available as a combi coupé.[8] It was since then confirmed that the 9-3 would be available as a combi coupé, convertible and crossover.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Saab". www.swedecar.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Saab: The Eulogy". www.thetruthaboutcars.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ TT-DN.se. "DN: Ny Saab kombikupé avslöjad?". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  4. ^ "The Saab 99 Combi Coupe : 1974 – 1978". www.saabhistory.com. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Saab 99 3-door combi coupe 1st generation". www.car.info. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  6. ^ "1993 Saab 900i 16V 2 1 3 Door Combi Coupe". www.car-from-uk.com. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. ^ Volvomuseet Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "SvD: "Nya 9-3:an blir en kombi-coupé"" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  9. ^ Valdemar Lönnroth valdemar.lonnroth@ttela.se. "ttela: Kommande 9-3 i tre huvudvarianter" (in Swedish). ttela. Retrieved 2011-11-03.