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December 29, 2015
Saturn previews, buyer’s guides, reviews, news and more.
September 9, 2014
During the past week, both General Motors (GM) and BMW of North America (BMW) announced vehicle recalls--GM recalling more than 200,000 older Saturn Vue SUVs to address an ignition switch defect.
February 24, 2012
Critical Knowledge:Expected to be first regular production plug-in hybrid from an original equipment auto manufacturerProvides 100-percent fuel economy improvement over Vue 2 ModeBased on modified 2-mode hybrid system and plug-in technologyHybrid lithium-ion battery recharges from household outlet in under five hoursBattery replenishment via electric motors and regenerative brake systemsAt least 10 miles of all-electric range at slow to moderate speedsPotential to be world's most fuel-efficient production vehicle (in many driving situations)
February 24, 2012
Critical Knowledge:Provides hint of Saturn future designExtended-range electric concept vehicleSleek, sporty compact designCollaborative design effort with GM's European Opel brandUp to 34 miles of all-electric, emissions-free driving rangeGM's E-Flex systemCameras replace side-view mirrorsButterfly-style rear tailgate FlexDoorsFlexLoad underfloor luggage compartmentIntroductionThe Saturn electric-drive Flextreme concept, which debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show, is a collaborative effort between Saturn and GM's European Opel brand that showcases both brands' future design direction. The plug-in concept promises fewer trips to the gas station while producing fewer vehicle emissions and an electric-only driving range of 34 miles. The Saturn-Opel partnership has already resulted in several U.S. and European production models like the Saturn Aura, Sky, Vue and Astra, and the Opel GT, Antara and Astra. The Flextreme concept debuted first as an Opel at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show.
December 31, 2008
Critical Knowledge:Astra receives minor enhancements, two new colorsNew 6-speed, 4-cylinder Aura XRSky roadster adds three new colors, new wheel design, OnStar with Bluetooth, two promotional packagesOutlook crossover gets new direct-injection V-6 engine, increased towing capacity, features, new colorsAll-new Vue 2-Mode Hybrid with direct-injection V-6 engine debutsWorld's first use of GM's 2-mode hybrid system in FWD compact SUVSaturn is first brand to offer two hybrid options on same model (Vue)
December 31, 2008
Critical Knowledge:New addition to the Vue lineupV-6 engine with two electric motorsClaimed 50-percent increase in fuel economyAvailable with front-wheel drive (FWD) only3500-pound towing capacity0-60 mph in 7.3 secondsSales to begin in fourth quarter 2008IntroductionThe Vue has been Saturn's entry in the compact SUV segment since 2002. Saturn added a Green Line hybrid for the 2007 model year. That model used an electric motor/generator coupled with GM's Ecotec 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine for a total output of 170 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. The result was a 20-percent increase in fuel economy versus the 2.4-liter engine without the hybrid system. The Vue was redesigned for the 2008 model year, losing the traditional Saturn plastic body panels in the process. A Saturn Vue Green Line returned to the lineup with the same 2.4-liter engine and motor/generator. For 2009, Saturn will add a second hybrid to the Vue lineup, the Vue Green Line 2 Mode.
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