Simon Padian comments on the new 9-5

Simon Padian is the design chief for Saab, and he’s obviously a great communicator of his designs and the elements that he feels are important in all of the components.
This video is his take on how the Saab 9-5 breaks down design wise. It’s nothing that any of us couldn’t come up with ourselves, but it is reassuring to hear that he’s purposely retained some of the “typically Saab” concepts — wrap-around windshield, hockey-stick line, curving C-pillar, clamshell hood, wrap-around headlamps. Naturally, the car is a success looking for some sales and he makes mention of that in this clip.
Again, nothing revolutionary here in this specific video, but it’s nice to hear from the man himself. Enjoy!



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