At the Geneva Motor Show – Day 1

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More news about the Phoenix.

An App has appeared called Saab PhoeniX Concept Car.

The developer is Saab Automobile AB, so I don’t think it is a fake.

Well if this is the cockpit display of the PhoeniX, I prefer green.

Thanks to Paul Harris for the link.

In September 2009 I saw at the Frankfurt motor show the pre-production 9-5 with the glossy interior. Well this is history now, because the much awaited new interior fascia is here.

Rune made a picture last week at the Saab museum where a piano black fascia could be seen. Here on the show a different and really good looking one is installed in the 9-5SC Aero on the booth.

I’ll try to get a better picture later.

Red J

If your F5-key is already broken here is the first peek of the Phoenix.

Well, kind of !!

Red J

RedJ is here. Golfhunter is here. Yes, I’m here too.

And so is the Saab executive team. Over breakfast, I gave Victor Muller a little present from Australia for his new baby daughter, Lauren.

Yes, I gave him a phone holder!

NJ8
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NJ8
5 years 6 months ago

Nice! Looking forward to your shots of the PhoeniX concept. Enjoy!

Robert P
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Robert P
5 years 6 months ago

Exciting days! Good luck to all of you in Geneva. Hope we hear a lot of new, nice stuff! Maybe some dashboard updates for the entire 9-5 line? New engines? Feels like waiting for Santa Claus 😉

Robert P
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Robert P
5 years 6 months ago

Please don’t update while I’m replying, LOL… Make my dash comment look silly 😉

ayrshireXC90
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ayrshireXC90
5 years 6 months ago

How on earth do Victor and JA find time to run a company; they seem to appear at different places all round the world with great frequency. However they do it, they do seem to be doing a fantastic job – keep it up. I so have to work on she-who-must-be-obeyed to let me swap my 2yo Volvo for a Saab!

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 6 months ago

Great gift! Very cute.

I can’t believe no one has brought this comparison up yet, buuuuut…the PhoeniX really looks like the Jaguar XK220 from the rear. Besides that, it looks like a Sonnet (that has been said), and which the Spyker mimics quite nicely as well.

The dash is incredibly similar but not the same to the original show car. As long as it’s glossy, I honestly don’t care what it looks like. That said, it looks fantastic.

Magnus ERIKSSON
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Magnus ERIKSSON
5 years 6 months ago

Or why not the Maserati 3200GT…? (Similarities in rear design)

Tompa
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Tompa
5 years 6 months ago

My reaction of the picture with Victor was… That Nokia is one of the best phones ever made! 🙂

Please Steven… When good mate Robin M arrive please post a picture of him drooling over the new 9-5SC Haha.

Cheers to you all… you lucky people you/Tom

aerobert
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aerobert
5 years 6 months ago

Where can one find a live stream of the SAAB press conference?

matsvbg
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matsvbg
5 years 6 months ago

I wonder the same….

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 6 months ago

Unfortunately, the Eurovision satellite feed I’m tuned into right now is scheduled to be off during the Saab broadcast (11:45 local time) so it doesn’t look like any of us will be able to watch it. I was planning to Youtube it, sadly there’s no way now. I know Swade has UStream loaded up on his MacBook so maybe he could set it up and aim it at the podium? 🙂

RedJ or Swade, if you need the Saab stand’s wifi password email me, I’ll give it to you, lol.

kaiger
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kaiger
5 years 6 months ago

Right…seems that there is no life-cast of the conferences?
http://www.salon-auto.tv just shows some general videos..

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 6 months ago

Correct. There are two live webcams that show you a general atmospheric shot, but no live feed broadcasts on the net. I found a backdoor link to the Eurovision satellite feeds that I logged into but the schedule shows them off air at 11:45. Boooo.

Marco
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Marco
5 years 6 months ago

App downloaded! It seems like the real thing. Nice toy and works as well. I will probably break my F5 here at work…

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 6 months ago
The app actually is pretty fantastic. Noticed no option to turn the instruments green, make sure JC and VM understand how we feel about that guys 😉 I find it sort of funny how IQon is based on Android (Google) yet this app is running on iOS (Apple). Makes you wonder 😉 That is not an invitation for Apple vs. Android here guys, just pointing out a funny incongruous moment. Very nice implementation of an app though, first time I’ve ever seen a concept’s instrument cluster given out as a test for anyone who wants it. Makes me feel that… Read more »
Red J
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5 years 6 months ago

Jeff, in the car Android will be running, but you will be able to connect to the car with an iOS App or an Android App.

Those are 2 pair of shoes. 😉

BTW: I need a 9-5 SC, it looks gorgeous!!!! (even in Diamond Silver)

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 6 months ago

Phew, that’s a relief. I honestly don’t care if Windows Phone or WebOS are supported, so long as iOS and Android are in there. Glad you’re there to find out all the techie goodness 🙂

That 9-5 SC really looks like one seriously planted machine in pictures from the Independence Day celebration. I bet it looks fantastic in person! Can’t wait to see some pictures from the floor.

turbokalle
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turbokalle
5 years 6 months ago

Great [email protected] + iOS

RS
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RS
5 years 6 months ago

Red, did you remembered to take the tape measure with you? 😉

Zizou
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Zizou
5 years 6 months ago

Does anybody know how much of the Phonix design will go into the new 9-3, respectively will there be any sign of this concept at all?

Robert P
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Robert P
5 years 6 months ago

Earlier they told this is the new design direction… so you’ll probably find some of the design-statements back in the future car, same as they did with the Aero-X. Don’t expect to be the 9-3 as extreme as this one at all.

Seán
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Seán
5 years 6 months ago

Such a cool app, and yes it works 😀

DK
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DK
5 years 6 months ago

Is it just me, or can you see clearly see the Saab Sonett III in the new PhoeniX?
Love it!

TTAero
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TTAero
5 years 6 months ago

Sales in Sweden

SAAB Model.2011 (2010)
SAAB 9-3: Feb 570 (337) YTD: 893 (437) It’s a Ninth place. 347 of the 9-3 i feb was diesels
SAAB 9-5: Feb:137 (188) YTD: 285 (295) It’s a 44:th place

TOTAL: Feb 707 (525) YTD: 1178 (732) A rise of 34.66% (60.92%)

TTAero
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TTAero
5 years 6 months ago

Sorry, did forget two important numbers.
Saab sold 182 of the 9-3 TTiD ECO Power and 203 cars of the E85 9-3:s

Alex
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Alex
5 years 6 months ago

wanna App for Android !! )

TTAero
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TTAero
5 years 6 months ago

Me too!!

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 6 months ago

Question for those at the show (RedJ Swade Golfhunter…) what do you think of the new Audi A3? Serious competition? I have to admit it’s the first Audi that I actually am warming up to. Would never get it over a Saab, I’m sucked in, but it seems like they’re getting their mojo over there…

Fredrik
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Fredrik
5 years 6 months ago

Looks like a Volvo?

Baah
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Baah
5 years 6 months ago

Is that really the A3, or is it the A4?

bk-aero
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bk-aero
5 years 6 months ago

I loathe Audis for being all the same, boring, and so disgustingly perfect. But this I have to admit looks very, very good. Simple, timeless, and the best interpretation of Audi’s design language yet. And it has a 408 hp 5-cylinder turbo. In a car the size of a Golf/Jetta. Just that is enough to like it. =D

Hans H
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Hans H
5 years 6 months ago

I love the colour!! Red, red wine! 🙂

Max
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5 years 6 months ago

I’m getting the app too! I’m terribly excited to see the PhoeniX concept car, from the CGI renderings it looks very desireable.

Thilo
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5 years 6 months ago

Downloaded the app:
Will they ever learn to rotate the content of the screen? As in the other Saab App content is rotated 180 degrees when the iPad uses the original Apple case (which the most costumers purchase with the iPad). The Saab Apps are the only Apps on my iPad which have this problem 🙁

The red colour: ugly – if I want to have red illuminated interior, I can buy an Audi. Seems completely wrong at Saab.

Baracuda
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Baracuda
5 years 6 months ago

Totally agree with you Thilo. Don’t like the idea with the red illumination, too!

aerobert
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aerobert
5 years 6 months ago

If anything, the interior should be amber, as in old fighter planes.

But yeah. Saab green please.

Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
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Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
5 years 6 months ago

Any given day I would agree 100% with You. Green is better. BUT now Saab is on a track to revitalize the brand and red is emotions and passion. So why not GO 4 it!
Bring on more colors both in the interior and exterior. Warm red glow is not that bad.

Hans H
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Hans H
5 years 6 months ago

Not another “App”!

I am disappointed. All these “App”-things that puts us non-iPhone users off.
I do not have an iPhone, or an iPad, and therefore I should be condemned. Is that it?

On the computer I am forced into the arms of Microsoft and Adobe, and now my sparetime has to be Apple. I am not really happy about that.

900_S
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900_S
5 years 6 months ago

So exciting! Wish I was there… The covered PhoeniX looks even better than the non-metal uncovered ones. Can’t wait to see it!

Saabs United Team is GO!

Anders
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Anders
5 years 6 months ago

The red color doesnt work for me either but that is an easy fix 🙂

Henke
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Henke
5 years 6 months ago

If the color is your biggest problem we are home safe! 🙂

Pedro
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Pedro
5 years 6 months ago

Piano black and that (visually) textured trim being available are good news 🙂

Kanundrum
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5 years 6 months ago

Everyone download the app, its on the android market place right now. Show your support!

Alex
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Alex
5 years 6 months ago

is there a direkt link ?

Yerrun
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Yerrun
5 years 6 months ago

Link Anyone?!

Kanundrum
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5 years 6 months ago

No direct link, just go to marketplace and search for saab

aerobert
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aerobert
5 years 6 months ago

It feels like a massive fail nowadays when a modern motor show doesn’t provide a live feed for the web.

It’s not the 90’s you know, Geneva….

Yerrun
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Yerrun
5 years 6 months ago

+10

Z!
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Z!
5 years 6 months ago
Kanundrum
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5 years 6 months ago
Kanundrum
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5 years 6 months ago

Its actually a video fo saabs new vehicle integration system called iqon.

aZuL2001
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aZuL2001
5 years 6 months ago

Indeed, but in the same Saab Official Channel : http://youtu.be/HWOwtrC4wQM?hd=1 about the PhoeniX

Kanundrum
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5 years 6 months ago

One word. Epic

OddJob
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OddJob
5 years 6 months ago

More pics and info at Ny Teknik

saab93f
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saab93f
5 years 6 months ago

I want that!!

The way everything from ACC to navigation and interweb were so seamlessly working together just blew me away. Saab has to put that on production and soon!! 🙂

Carl-Henrik
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Carl-Henrik
5 years 6 months ago

The PhoeniX – ViB

Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
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Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
5 years 6 months ago

Application ROCKS!
Just bring on more of the aerospace heritage. We love it. Wings and active aerodynamics etc.
I am so happy Saab had the guts to bring on Jason C on the ship ad steer it into a truly dynamic future. Just hope that sales will allow the more dramatic design elements.
Hope Saab dares to be a unique boutique brand, like nobody else.
Saab design now once again slices through the air!

Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
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Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
5 years 6 months ago

Saab media site NOW!
Pictures etc!

Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
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Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
5 years 6 months ago
saabonaut
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saabonaut
5 years 6 months ago
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