Photoshopping a small Saab – Aussie style

It’s exciting for me as a Saab enthusiast that there is so much interest in the brand. I’ve shown a number of photoshopped efforts for new Saabs in the last 6 months and there are still more coming into my inbox.

Those drawings are typically from Europe, close to Saab itself. Interest isn’t confined to the continent, however. These drawings have come to me from a young designer named Adam Dean Smith, who lives right here in Australia.


I am a designer from Australia and a big Saab fan!

Recently I had a go at what I thought a Saab 91 would maybe look like. As a premium Mini or MiTo competitor, I thought the Saab 91 named “Sonic” would take cues from the popular Aexo X concept from 2006.

The package would be as a 3-door and 5-door hatch, a coupe, a convertible, a XWD versions.

The interior is inspired by fighter-jet cockpits. The driver focused design of the interior offers excitement and a real point of difference to other premium small cars. Features include HUD (heads up display), touch screen display on the steering wheel featuring fingerprint security entry, etc.

One day I’d love to work for the Saab design studio.


I hope you enjoy Adam’s work. Click to enlarge.