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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