November 16, 2006
AutoCar names Saab Aero X “Concept Car of the Year”
Saab Aero-X Concept. Click image to enlarge
London, England – The Saab Aero X Concept has been crowned ‘Concept Car of the Year’ by Autocar, Britain’s longest-established car magazine.
Presenting the award, Autocar Editor Chas Hallett said: “The Aero X takes familiar Saab design cues and shows how they can be incorporated into modern architecture and plausibly extended even to a 400-hp super-coupe.
“The fact that the car also proposes futuristic fascia and interior elements, which are as plausible as they are original, and demonstrates how much better a car can be without windscreen pillars, just makes it better,” said Hallett.
The award adds to the trophies won by the Aero X. When it was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the concept was awarded the coveted ‘Best of Show’ honour by U.S.-based Autoweek Magazine.