Saab 9-2

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Saab 9-2
Saab 9-X BioHybrid 001.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerSaab (Spyker Cars)
Also calledSaab 9-1
ProductionCancelled due to bankruptcy
Body and chassis
ClassSmall family car (C)
Body style3-door coupe
LayoutFF layout
Chronology
PredecessorSaab 9-2X

The Saab 9-2 (sometimes referred to as Saab 9-1) was a small family car that was proposed in February 2010 to have been added to Saab's production line by 2014,[1][2] under its then new ownership, Spyker Cars[3] though some commentators considered the project a pipe dream.[4]

The 9-2 was thought to developed in a joint venture with another automaker, probably European. Although little is known about the design, those who have seen it report it is the same teardrop shape as the 1949 to 1956 Saab 92, but also futuristic with the front similar to the new Saab 9-5.[5] Saab Managing Director Jan-Åke Jonsson said the model would likely not be on the global GM Gamma platform.[6]

Speculation in August 2009 suggested that the new small Saab would be based on the Saab 9-X Biohybrid concept car, which was shown at the 2008 Geneva Auto Show, and expected to compete with other premium small cars such as the Mini.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Car News - Latest Auto News, First Looks and First Drives".
  2. ^ "Spyker boss outlines Saab plans". BBC News. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  3. ^ http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1044019_victor-muller-new-saab-9-2-on-the-drawing-board
  4. ^ "Saab 9-2, just a pipe dream?". Auto Week. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  5. ^ http://blogs.motortrend.com/6661914/corporate/exclusive-victor-muller-shows-us-new-saab-92-sketch-calls-it-top-priority/index.html/
  6. ^ Bergman, Björn (2008-10-01). "Saab planerar 9-1 på egen plattform". Auto Motor & Sport. Archived from the original on 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
  7. ^ Lassa, Todd (2008-02-12). "Small, cool -- it's GM's Mini: Is it a Saturn? A Saab? Both?". Motor Trend. Retrieved 2009-08-24.