The Aero-X concept shown above was meant to preview a new direction for GM's Sweedish division, a vision that included dynamic, bespoke styling that enhanced SAABs appeal while remaning distinctly original. Elements of the Aero-X manifested itself in the recently-revealed 2008 9-3 line, including the more aggressive front fascia and ice-block taillamps. And while niche players have traditionally survived on one model alone, today's market demands diversification. The 9-3 reamins fairly popular, but the 9-5 and 9-7X were tepid performers at best.
Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to design a reinvigorating SAAB vehicle. We already know that a future flagship 9-5 will arrive in a few years on Epsilon II while a NG Theta-based crossover could wear the 9-4X badge. Rumbings have also been heard over the past few years of a Sonett roadster joining the lineup. Those are but three ideas for future product and you are free to create anything you like in any segment, from compact to fullsize and and bodystyle. Keep SAAB styling cues in mind, but feel free to modify them or dig through SAAB's history for something innovative. You may use any vehicle as your starting point, but remember that the final product must be a SAAB.
Size guidelines remain at 800x600, so please size your entry accordingly. Please do not submit your images as Bitmap (.bmp) files.
The winner will recieve a GM-related prize from C&G!
Deadline is Friday, July 7th @ 11:59PM your local time.
Good luck and have fun!
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