2011 Saab Nespresso Design Study

In a perfect world, Saab wouldn’t be embroiled in the mess that they’re in, having to fight for their automotive life while struggling to even hang on by a thread. Unfortunately, the real world is far more brutal than that and for the past few years, Saab has teetered the precarious line of living to sell another day and permanently closing shop.

It’s this sad reality that makes us feel bad, especially when we know the prospects of what Saab could be if they were as fit, healthy, and spry as other automakers. This particular concept study, an amalgamation between Saab and Nespresso designs, comes from the mind of student Eric Leong from Umea University. A Saab sponsored-project, Leong wanted to design a car that takes its inspiration from a non-automotive source: Nespresso, a Nestle-owned company that sells espresso machines, of all things.

The creative young student mixed the design elements and characteristics found on coupes, hatchbacks, and pick-ups while also keeping to mind Saab styling cues, including the aviation-inspired elements, the ’hockey-stick’ C-pillar, a wraparound DLO, and a roofline design that looks similar to the Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept .

Nespresso-inspired elements on the car can be traced to the rear end with its flexible, dual storage compartment. Likewise, the car was designed with top deck panels with cushions serving as substitute materials to create an open-air, social environment. Incidentally, the same 9-X BioHybrid Concept-inspired roof is covered with solar panels that serves the quizzical purpose of powering the owner’s house when the car is parked.

While we’re not certain as to how that last part works, the whole design of the Saab Nespresso study does give us an indication of what the future would be like if the Swedish brand stood on safer ground.


16 comments:

It’s really a beautiful concept. Unfortunately, this car is in a band hands because of the issues face by its company. I feel sorry for this model.

What a beautiful concept they had. The wheels are extra ordinary it has well lit in blue-green shade. It looks like a spacecraft in the space. I wonder how cool the interior was.

I just like this car because its have a very fashionable looks,style or design. I just wish that its have a new model that have a four sit,so I can ride with friends. And I am hoping that this design study of them is not an electric vehicle.

I love this car because its have a very fasionable looks,style or design. If I have a car like this I will preserve it and I can’t allow to have it a rubbing. but only two person can sit on this car,I wish that its have a new model that have a four sit,so I can ride with friends.

wow what a wonderful and beautiful style of car. un expected style of car the style is very good for me. and the face of this car is very hot to see. the tires the head light and the front glass are very great. for me !

Where’s the pair of this shoe? HA-HA! Seriously, I was also amazed with the unique and futuristic design of this one. However, I am hoping that this design study of them is not an electric vehicle.

Hahahaha it is really looked like shoes indeed on its platform design, but I love the other details of it. I just only hope that they really had the plan to put this one on production.

I’m impressed with the futuristic design of this Nespresso Design. Well, I will surely be looking forward to seeing this one soon, and I hope that they include also some interior pictures of it.

this is one of the ambitious design I’ve seen in a car. If your look at the wheel and tire of this Saab edition you will say this more faster than the lamborghini.

his is one of the ambitious design I’ ve seen in a car. If your look at the wheel and tire of this Saab edition you will say this more faster than the lamborghini.

Nespresso design is really unique. I wish that they would really put this one on production, I can’t wait to see this in person.

Looks like it got exaggerated on the design, but still its still a draft, i look forward for new concepts and design.

I love the design! haha it is so unique and very futuristic. I’m now imagining the future car that may have someday. Cute and nice work!

I agree with both of you. This is a sure winner car. The design is undeniably amazing and stunning. I hope I can have one someday. The one who made this design is very creative.

Haha! It looks like a pair of shoes! The design is so unique. I’m excited to have a car like this.

I really like the shape of this car. The bodylines are very aerodynamic and flow wel๎– but it’s a sad story, but I hope they can pull out of it ๎

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