They are two versions of the same car.
One is losing ground in the market while the other is gaining.
That is the situation with the Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Sky, and the answer may be nothing more complicated than the public image of the brands.
Solstice sales are down 19% in the first half of this year. On the other hand, dealers are scrambling to get the Sky, GM has only a month’s supply in stock, and customers are having to wait to get one.
Not to be misleading, 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.
Consumer Reports magazine, thought by many to have an institutional bias against American cars and in favor of any Japanese vehicle, is raving about the new Saturn Outlook crossover. The August issue of the magazine, hitting news stands today, says that the 2007 is one of GM’s best products and real competition for models from Honda and Toyota. Out of eight mid-size crossovers, the Outlook ranked third, narrowly behind the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the Honda Pilot. The outlook ranked (...)
Everyone knows that when going to buy a car you can’t decide very easy on what to buy. You keep wondering but what about that one and what about the other one. To keep you away from all this trouble Saturn is offering you its new "Side-by-Side-by-Side Test Drive" program. So, if you decide you want to buy a Saturn Aura you also have the chance to test drive the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord.
The Side-by-Side-by-Side Test Drive program will run at participating Saturn retailers across the (...)
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 (...)
0New hybrid starts at $22,695; receives official EPA ratings of 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway 0
Saturn announced today that the new 2007 Aura Green Line hybrid’s MSRP will start at $22,695 (including destination charge), making it the lowest-priced hybrid on the market for 2007.
In addition to its value-focused price, the Internal Revenue Service has certified that Aura Green Line buyers will qualify for a tax credit of $1,300.
“The Aura Green Line is a great value among the hybrids in the (...)
Saturn has announced the pricing for the new Aura Green Line Hybrid that will go on sale this April.
The new Aura it is priced at $22,045 price tag, excluding the $650 destination charge. That means the Green Line and its four-cylinder engine and electric motor hybrid system costs $1,700 more than the base Aura XE, which comes with a standard V-6 engine.
The Green Line is estimated to get 28/35 mpg city/highway, while the Aura XE gets 20/30 mpg. That’s still far less than the Toyota Camry (...)
Market launch in North America in fall 2007 Production of three and five-door models at GM plant in Antwerp, Belgium Premiere of the new Saturn Astra in the USA: the General Motors brand presents the compact sedan for the first time to the North American public at the Chicago Auto Show (February 9 – 18, 2007). Available on the US and Canadian markets from the fourth quarter of 2007 as a three or five-door model with a 1.8-liter, 140 hp ECOTEC engine, the Saturn Astra is produced (...)
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 (...)