2008 Saturn VUE

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The Saturn VUE is a mid-size crossover SUV from General Motors’ Saturn marque. It uses GM’s Theta automobile platform.

The VUE will be redesigned for the 2008 model year. Production will move to Ramos Arizpe, where the HHR is produced. It will be developed alongside the Opel Frontera. The Chevrolet S3X concept is a good indication of what the next-generation VUE/Frontera will look like.

We’re sure that Saturn and Opel will be carrying over many of the styling cues when these vehicles - and others sporting possible Chevrolet Chevrolet , Vauxhall Vauxhall , Buick, and even Daewoo Daewoo names, among others - reach production, but they’ll likely all have four doors, and not the two as shown on the concepts.

Codenamed GMT319, the all-new Saturn Vue will be built at GM’s Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, plant, with other facilities in Canada, Korea, and China also expected to take on production duties of the various brands.


The 2008 Vue will be powered by a 2.4-liter in-line four, in both automatic and manual configurations. Options many include two different V-6 powerplants, and, eventually, not one but two different Green Line models. The first will be a BAS (Belt Alternator Starter) system based on the 2.4-liter engine, and the second, an AHS2 (Advanced Hybrid System 2) based on their 3.6-liter V-6, and with hybrid technology developed jointly with BMW, DCX, and General Motors.


Too bad the 2008 Saturn Vue is going to be produced in a foreign country; Mexico. I’m going to buy an American-built vehicle, like the Honda CR-V, which is assembled in Ohio.

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