Saab hockey stick

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Examples of Saab hockey stick designs.

The hockey stick is an automotive design feature seen on nearly all Saab automobiles. It is a C-pillar curve from the base of the rear passenger window that resembles the shape of an ice hockey stick or the Nike swoosh symbol.

The distinctive design cue first appeared on the Saab 92 and was kept in the Saab 93 and Saab 96. When the Saab 99 was launched in the late 1960s it kept this design feature.[1] and has since appeared on most Saab models, including the classic Saab 900, and later models such as the Saab 9-5 and the 9-3 SportCombi.[2][3]

Saab designers later experimented with evolving the styling feature into what has been referred to[by whom?] as reverse hockey stick, where the angle of the rear passenger window extends out toward the rear end instead of curving forward towards the B-pillar.

The reverse hockey stick design can be seen on the Saab 9-X Biohybrid concept car.

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