January 31, 2013 in Jason Castriota Design
Tags: Jason Castriota, Phoenix, Saab, Saab 9-3 Phoenix
Henrik Sonnergård said on January 31, 2013
Angelo V. said on January 31, 2013
But does this story have an ending yet?
Tim said on January 31, 2013
You’ll just have to wait and see…
RS said on January 31, 2013
Flexible platform with a wide range of new models?
TTAero said on January 31, 2013
Carlo A said on February 1, 2013
This is really “teasing” … could it be a view of Jason’s NG 9-3? …….. this is a very cruel activity to perform of poor SAAB fans …..
Beakon said on January 31, 2013
Looks like Castriota got to continue on with Nevs. That ain’t the same Phoenix that was shown before under Spyker.
Pic ref: http://goo.gl/EiOZv http://goo.gl/97zyQ
Besides ,this is the first time the tag “Saab 9-3 Phoenix” have been used. Come on Tim, your just being a tease right now!
Fulltpafemman said on January 31, 2013
This is the 9-3 from the Spyker-era. Maybe NEVS will use it. Fingers crossed!
JH said on January 31, 2013
Don’t confuse the production ready third generation 9-3 based on the Phoenix platform (which I believe this post is referring to and which has not been shown hitherto) with the Saab PhoeniX concept car shown at the Geneva Auto Show in March-April 2011.
dave said on January 31, 2013
RemcoH said on January 31, 2013
You have my attention! Cant wait.
My take on this: Copyright of jc “2013″ according to the text in the pic. Rumours that former saab employee have leaked pic of the jc designed 9-3 replacer In my mind, jc is better of giving green light to SU now, before other media does a bad story of it. If NEVS is in on it, that could be fun!
Carl-Henrik said on February 1, 2013
If Nevs goes through with the JC design of the new 9-3… I think it would be insanely cool, even though I have no clue of how it looks. But I’ve just got a very good feeling!
TTAero said on February 1, 2013
Agree! The feeling of it all just got better.
But I still think this a damage controll avtivity by jc because of the said leakage of pictures of the unshown jc 9-3.
But that is in no way an opposing that nevs hired jc to finish it!
Joel said on January 31, 2013
Oh my god. The suspense!!! I’ve been on the edge of my seat to see this design since the very first rumours of it and now it’s almost here :O
Mark said on February 1, 2013
Looks like the story of the Phoenix concept car not the platform or NG9-3.
Peter, Sweden said on February 1, 2013
Could be, but it sure isn’t the PhoeniX Concept on the picture above…
Since the NG9-3 wasn’t intended to be called “PhoeniX”, it’s confusing.
No.. true, but the Phoenix was the concept (and platform) that was going to evolve into the new 9-3, amongst many other versions. So it is a story… that we didn’t see the end of due to what happend to Saab. But perhaps we’ll see the real deal now when Nevs took over.
I cross my fingers!
What ever comes out of this, it is an interesting story. A story that I really wanted to hear about. At the same time, I feel bad about jc if all his unpaid work isn’t going to benefit him and his team.
Tim, in my world “soon” has now passed….B-)
Patrik H said on February 1, 2013
Tim said on February 1, 2013
We’re at now now, everything that happens now, is happening now. What happened to then?, we’ve passed it. When? Just now… we’re at now, now. When will then be now? Soon!
I hope you’ve all seen the movie Spaceballs, about 45 sec in to this clip you’ll understand! =)
100%Saab said on February 1, 2013
I’m then, now and soon. I think you understand. 100%Saab
Just a thought for SaabsUnited.
NOW is always to late, it was before …. give us more!
Well, just as every ‘soon’ passes by every moment, the same number of ‘now’ is also passing by. We, on the other hand, is just standing still while an infinite amount of time is rushed passes us.
No wonder the keep calm theory is present at all times….
Remember, the English word “phoenix” has far many more definitions than simply a concept car. I think this is going to be a great story. Griffin up, Phoenix up, whatever….let’s just go!
Romac said on February 1, 2013
Griffin exit stage left, more like! Wonder what a phoenix really looks like?
Angelo V. said on February 1, 2013
Well, even if the story has an ending, there’s always the chance for a great sequel!
I would love to do a U.S. ad campaign for NEVS/SAAB along the lines of: One of those rare times when the sequel is better than the original: The New Saab.
Thats a pretty good line! =)
kochje said on February 1, 2013
Yes; love that one: forward this to NEVS.
Good copywriters could work with it. If I thought about it longer than a minute—-I’d probably come up with something to replace “is better than” but would give the same message. And I might say “occasions” instead of “times.” Little changes after a few people in a room went back and forth with it—-but I think the basic idea is pretty good. “One of Those Rare Occasions When the Sequel Tops the Original. The New Saab.”
They could expand on it by using music and movie clips from sequels we like better than originals—-not that there are many to be found! Godfather II? Marvin Gaye’s “Heard It Through The Grapevine?”
NickB said on February 1, 2013
Now we’re talkin’…..
Gustaf said on February 1, 2013
Do not tease us too long……..
xelav said on February 1, 2013
This is the facelift of the last 93!
No, its something else
Daniel B said on February 1, 2013
Well since it is tagged with 9-3 Phoenix it has to be just that:)
Interesting to say the least, but if this another “Fantastic looking Saab that could have been” -I´m not sure that I can bare to watch or read.. It hurts too much..
Anyway. Hav a GREAT weekend all:)
Blom said on February 1, 2013
Looks good :-), you have my attention Tim….
Gatelaw said on February 2, 2013
It’s been a long time since there were such a suspense around Saab. This ought to be good…
Toby K said on February 5, 2013
Come on Tim…this just is not fair…is JC conncted to NEVS or not?
StefanH STHLM said on February 8, 2013
When is soooon? :^)
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