Visitors to the Stockholm Motor Show next month will catch a flexfuel hybrid concept car that will offer a hint at GM's plan for new Saab hybrids. The show car, a variant of the 9-3 sedan, will run on the E85 ethanol blend — as per GM's latest corporate push — or pure ethanol, giving it a lower emissions profile than the Toyota Prius. The gas engine is turbocharged and the electric-drive system will sport two motors, a 14kW model in the front and a 30 kW in the rear. Despite the prototype's 9-3ness, the first Saab hybrids — expected in 2010 — will show up first in a new, smaller model, likely dubbed the 9-1 or 9-2, according to Edmunds Inside Line.
GM Reveals Hybrid Plan for Saab, Opel [internal]