Saab will unveil next year at the London Motor Show a concept version of its new 9-1 entry-level model. The new car will be made at Saab’s Swedish Trollhatten HQ and will be based on GM’s new Astra-sized Delta platform. A production version will follow in 2009.
A Saab company source told Autocar that the new 9-1 will be "dramatically styled" and an "iconic" shape. The source added that the 9-1 would be "sporty enough to fit the Saab character," and have the "functionality to attract younger drivers".
The future 9-1 could be inspired by the company’s classic 99 Combi Coupe – a two-door coupe with a tailgate.
Saab will also unveil a concept version of the upcoming 9-4x SUV at January’s Detroit motor show.