Jason Castriota hired as head designer of SAAB

Just this afternoon an interesting piece of news cropped up as an interesting bit of information has been released from SAAB as they announce their new choice for a head designer.

Jason Castriota

Jason Castriota

The name of the new head of design at the Swedish company is Jason Castriota, an American designer who’s most memorable creation is the unique Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina created for James Glickenhaus.

The 36-year-old Castriota is also responsible for the highly controversial Bertone Mantide. Even so, his first assignment at the reborn Swedish automaker will be redesigning the firm’s best seller, the 9-3 range up to the point it becomes something a bit more unique and upscale.

Apparently, he did just that, as according to CEO Victor Muller, the 9-3 design made by him is basically done, and it is nothing short of spectacular, a truly aircraft-inspired and Swedish-clean sedan. Sounds tasty but it won’t be seen in public until 2012. That being said though, if Muller’s statement validates the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C Class have got to worry about this Swedish creation elbowing it’s way into their market share.

Ferrari P4/5 Bertone Mantide Ferrari P4/5

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