2008 Models

New Saturn Advertising Campaign to Highlight Aura, Outlook, and Vue Models

From MotorTrend.com: GM's Saturn car division is launching an all-new advertising campaign that it hopes will help give the brand a much-needed boost, reports Automotive News. The campaign, which set to debut in late April, will highlight the Aura, Outlook and Vue models and has been designed to help establish a more focused marketing vision for the brand.

Driving the '08 Saturn Vue Hybrid Green Line

From CNET.com: One year after the introduction of the 2007 Vue Green Line, Saturn has brought out a significantly revised version of the model. The 2008 Vue Green Line may share most of the tech features of the original model, but its exterior design shows that Saturn has spent a busy 12 months at the drawing board.

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid Test Drive

From About.com: In its second year with GM’s mild hybrid drivetrain option, the Vue gets a complete refresh for 2008. Its new curved and sculpted look, a severe departure from old, hints at European inspiration and upscale flavor. The new Vue Green Line is decently equipped in standard trim as was our tester, with enough amenities to make a long trip comfortable--but without whiz bang.

Saturn's Hybrid Vue Green Line Isn't Just Another Crossover

From OttawaCitizen.com: Lost in the explosion that has been Saturn's model proliferation in the last 24 months, I took little notice of the new Vue compact sport-utility. Though I was quite enamored of the previous generation for its bargain price and excellent, supplied-by-Honda powertrain, I was far more seduced by the Sky roadster, Aura sedan and, especially, the Astra subcompact.

Nimble, Compact '08 Saturn Astra Hatchback Ready to Shine

From the Calgary Herald: There has been a renaissance in the Saturn lineup, starting with the boldly styled Sky roadster, the Aura sedan and the Outlook and redesigned Vue crossovers. Ironically, the Sky is now the oldest product wearing the Saturn badge, while the compact Astra is the youngster in the family.

Vue Green Line's Value Comes from its Thrift

From the Orlando Sentinel: Let's get this out of the way first: Yes, the sensible, comparatively simple Saturn Vue Green Line is a hybrid, but it does not get the astronomical fuel economy that Toyota Prius drivers crow about. But those of us who don't much care for the Prius' driving characteristics might be willing to sacrifice mileage for some of the Vue Green Line's other attributes, such as interior room and luggage capacity.

Saturn Goes International with the Affordable Astra

From The Vail Trail: New to Saturn's lineup is the Astra, a small three- or five-door entry-level automobile which has a very international history, is imminently affordable and, while not a screamer in the power department, provides a positive replacement to the completely forgettable Ion.

Saturn's Astra Joins the Stars

From The Province: The all-new 2008 Saturn Astra is the latest example of the rewarding product-sharing alliance with the company's German cousin Opel.

IIHS Awards Saturn Aura Top Rating in Front Offset and Side-Impact Crash Test

IIHS Aura Side-Impact Crash Test

Occupant protection in side impacts of midsize cars is improving as automakers introduce safer designs and add side airbags as standard equipment. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently completed front, side, and rear tests of seven 2008 model midsize cars, both moderately priced and luxury: Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Avenger, Infiniti G35, Kia Optima, Mitsubishi Galant, Nissan Altima, and Saturn Aura. All earn the highest rating of good for occupant protection in frontal crashes.

Video: Study Shows Mid-Sized Cars Getting Safer

From WRAL TV: Mid-sized cars are getting safer, in part due to side airbag protection, according to a new study released Thursday. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested seven mid-sized cars, both moderately price and luxury. The cars tested were the Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Avenger, Infiniti G35, Kia Optima, Mitsubishi Galant, Nissan Altima and Saturn Aura.

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Green Line Will Showcase Fuel-Efficient Saturns

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AutoWeek reports that Saturn will soon market a new line of fuel-efficient vehicles under the 'Green Line' moniker. Just as the upcoming Red Line Saturns will be built for performance, Green Line cars will be the most environmentally friendly models in Saturn's lineup.