Brian Nesbitt is the head design guy for GM Europe, so when he does a Q&A it’s worth tuning into as it’ll likely have a bearing on Saabs somewhere down the line.
This is a quick Q&A from Autoweek, who cornered Nesbitt at the New York International Autoshow. The relevant Saab bits? Read on….
AW: With Saturn becoming Opel and Saab sharing a bit with Opel as well, won’t Saabs also start to mimic Opels a bit?
Nesbitt: No. The Saturn-Opel situation is a straight swap even in design, but the Saab-Opel swap is purely beneath the skin.
And the exciting bit (fingers crossed):
AW: Will we ever see a car from Saab that lives up to the Aero-X concept?
Nesbitt: Absolutely. We need to keep that fresh feeling of surprise the Aero-X brought to the Geneva show. You’ll see something at a show in around two years, once some new global architectures become final.
Note: I’m quite sure he’s not saying that we’ll see an Aero-X in 2 year’s time. We’ll see an exciting new vehicle in that time that lives up to the ideals of the Aero-X. Of that I feel quite sure.