2008 Saturn Vue
Engine:3.6 liter V6
Horsepower @ RPM:250@6500
Torque @ RPM:243@4400
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Ford owners aren’t the only ones who need to go pay a visit to their local dealerships. General Motors has a fix for one of their smaller cars. There are many reasons why cars are recalled by their manufacturers. Whether it’s a faulty engine or gearbox problems, auto makers are being extra careful these days with the fear of losing its customer base over the most minor of infractions.
Having said that, it comes as no surprise to us anymore that about 44,451 Saturn Vue models are being sent back to production plants because of…wait for it…sticky door handles.
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Second model to be unveiled by Saturn at the SEMA Show is the Saturn VUE Greenline built by Sound Choice and Performance. On building the car, the company focused on the function and ease of use. This business class SUV offers modern tech and entertainment.
The Saturn VUE Greenline Hyline comes with cold air intake and stainless steel exhaust. On the exterior it features Saturn redline front fascia, custom under belly pans, stainless steel grill and side vent mesh, custom rear wing, custom rear hatch bumper molding, HID head lights and fog lights, LED’s installed on all other lights.
On the interior: VIP style in-car computer, computer controlled windows, ride height, lights, alarm, audio, internet and much more.
GM will unveil at the SEMA Show this "Cool to be green" project created by R. Bottom Design. This Saturn Vue can be powered by either propane or gasoline fuel. Its LPG injection system is clean and efficient. Solar panels on the roof provide charging of the electric assist battery pack.
Outside, the car keeps green with water based paint. But don’t think this is a hippie-mobile, the interior is customized with leather/raphia fiber seats, DVD radio head unit with navigation, and plenty of amps and speakers.
Saturn announced today at the North American International Auto Show that production may begin as soon as 2010 on a plug-in hybrid electric version of the Saturn Vue Green Line, expected to be the first regular production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Depending on a consumer’s drive cycle, the Vue plug-in hybrid will be the most fuel-efficient vehicle offered by a major automaker.
Saturn announced today at the North American International Auto Show that production will may begin as soon as 2010 on a plug-in hybrid electric version of the Saturn Vue Green Line, expected to be the first regular production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Depending on a consumer’s drive cycle, the Vue plug-in hybrid will be the most fuel-efficient vehicle offered by a major automaker.
The all-new 2009 Saturn Vue Green Line 2 Mode, the first front-wheel-drive compact SUV in the world powered by General Motors’ two-mode hybrid technology, is designed for customers who want the outstanding fuel savings of an advanced hybrid and the full power and towing capability of an SUV. The Vue Green Line 2 Mode was unveiled today at the North American International Auto Show.
General Motors will market a plug-in hybrid versin of the Saturn Vue “very quickly” – “2009-ish,” according to Saturn’s general manager, Jill Lajdziak.
She spoke Wednesday at the Frankfort Auto Show.
The Vue plug-in hybrid will be able to travel up to 10 miles on electric power only, switching to the gasoline engine “very quickly,” according to Lajdziak. The plug-in Vue, which will join the gasoline and so-called “mild hybrid” versions already on the market, will use lithium ion batteries and the (...)
A compact five-door crossover vehicle with European-inspired design and sporty ride and handling, the 2008 Vue is the latest Saturn model to showcase the brand’s new design character and intensified focus on driving characteristics. The Vue also reinforces Saturn’s commitment to safety by offering a comprehensive list of safety-enhancing features.
The 200 Saturn Vue will go on sale in the second quarter of 2007. Pricing for the VUE will range from the XE FWD model’s base price of $20,770 up to the AWD Red Line model’s base price of $28,770 and then some when options are added.
The 2008 Vue will be the the first vehicle to use GM’s new affordable hybrid powertrain.
In addition to the hybrid, the new Vue will be available in XE, XR and Red Line trim levels. These models will offer a wide range of powertrains, including a more powerful (...)
Honda has been
supplying its 3.5-liter V-6 for use in the first-generation Vue since the deal was signed in 2002, but according to a
report from Automotive News, GM has decided to drop the Honda engine option for the second-generation 2008 Saturn Vue.
The Honda-powered Vue was popular and accounted for slightly more than half of the model’s total sales throughout its lifespan. The engine will be replaced by a 3.6-liter V-6 produced by GM. The second-generation Vue will also be available (...)
GM has announced the pricing for the 2008 Saturn Vue model, and you
will have a bad suprise to hear that the price is $3,295 over the 2007 model (the base price for the re-engineered, restyled Vue is $21,395 including shipping).
The base price of the crossover is close to that of such 2007 rivals as the Honda CR-V, at $21,195, and Toyota RAV4, at $21,595. But it is above the Ford Escape, which stickers for $19,985.
"Keep in mind that the previous model had a smaller four-cylinder engine (...)
Saturn announced a new variant of the completely redesigned 2008 Vue crossover utility at the Chicago Auto Show:the affordable, fuel-saving Green Line hybrid.
The 2008 Vue Green Line hybrid will continue to provide consumers with an affordable hybrid that also provides uncompromised utility.
The hybrid system on the Vue Green Line combines sophisticated controls with an electric motor/generator mated to a 2.4L four-cylinder engine and a modified four-speed automatic transmission. The (...)
Saturn announced a new variant of the completely redesigned 2008 Vue crossover utility at the Chicago Auto Show: the performance-tuned Red Line
The Red Line builds on the new Vue’s bold styling with an aggressive front-end design, including a large, lower air opening and projector beam fog lamps. The rear of the vehicle features a special fascia, spoiler and chrome exhaust tips. A lowered suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels and Red Line badges complete the performance-inspired appearance. (...)
It looks as though Saturn will have another hit to celebrate along with the Sky roadster. The Vue Green Line SUV will be priced at $22,995, nearly $4000 less than the nearest competitor.
It also offers the best highway fuel economy among all current SUVs with an EPA rating of 27/32 mpg city/highway. This is a 20-percent improvement over the standard Vue.
The vehicle is not short on power, either. A 2.4 liter hybrid powertrain will deliver 170 hp from the combined gas engine and electric (...)
Saturn announced today that the new 2007 Vue Green Line hybrid SUV will carry a starting price of $22,995 (including destination charge), making it the lowest-priced hybrid SUV on the market.
In addition to its value price, Vue Green Line will carry an EPA fuel economy rating of 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway – the best highway fuel economy of any SUV currently available. That equates a to 20 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to a non-hybrid Vue, depending on (...)
General Motors is gearing up to launch a new affordable hybrid system that will deliver a good fuel economy savings and a real payback for consumers. Saturn will be the first to debut the belt alternator starter hybrid system in mid-2006, when it introduces the 2007 Vue Green Line.