Saab 9X Air Gets Turbocharged E85 Hybrid Powertrain

We showed you the first pictures of the Saab 9X Air concept yesterday, now details of its hypothetical hybrid powertrain have emerged. The diminutive four-seat convertible is aiming for a Chevy Cruze-like 40 MPG, but here using a traditional hybrid with a twist. Not only is the 1.4-liter engine turbocharged — like the Chevy Cruze will be, but it also runs on E85, all aided by lithium-ion batteries of course. Unlike the Volt, this imaginary powertrain probably won’t reach production, but a Saab 9-1 based on its design language and equipped with some sort of hybrid powertrain probably will.
[via Autoblog]


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