2008 Models

Project Runway Vignette: Chris March Rethinks Design with the Saturn Vue Hybrid

Saturn asked Project Runway Season 4 designer Chris March to "design an outfit inspired by the Vue Hybrid." March said that "because its a hybrid, I decided to use all organic and sustainable fabrics." See how the economical Vue influenced his work on this project.

Dog-Friendly Vue Awarded Two Positions on the DogCars.com Top Vehicle List

Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker and journalist Gina Spadafori from DogCars.com released their best not-a-large-SUV vehicle picks for dog owners. "Big sports-utility vehicles have been the dog-haulers of choice for years, along with minivans," they wrote. "But with gas prices so high, SUV sales are stalled as people look for smaller vehicles. If you can't fit your St. Bernard comfortably into a Smart Car, are there still choices for you? You bet."

Video: GM "Beautiful Blue" Olympic Television Ad Features Saturn Sky, Flextreme

If you watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics Friday night, you saw the General Motors television ad that caused quite a stir in the Saturn community over the weekend. The sleek, red Saturn-badged vehicle that flashed across the screen at the end of the commercial had folks asking, "was that a Saturn?" Indeed, it was.

Driving a Sporty Saturn Through a Midlife Crisis

2009 Saturn Sky

George Quarles, a retired veteran, submitted his story about his decision to purchase a Saturn Sky roadster to the San Fransisco Chronicle's "My Ride" section. "The Sky is a dream for anyone who wants the fun and joy of a classy looking two-seater, go-fast machine that gets pretty good gas mileage," he wrote.

Project Runway Vignette: Laura Bennett Rethinks Design with the Saturn Outlook

Saturn asked Project Runway Season 3 designer Laura Bennett to design an outfit inspired by the Saturn Outlook. Bennett explains "the first thing that impressed me was how it could carry so many passengers, yet be so sleek." She added that "this car could handle a super job," so she decided to "create an outfit for a super mom."

New Astra Called One of "Eight Best Cars for College"

Marty Padgett from TheCarConnection.com put together a list of what they think are the eight best cars for college students. "The most important things for a college car are reliability, fuel economy, safety, and of course, price," he wrote.

Saturn Sales Decline in July Inline with Industry; Aura, Sky, Astra Sales Increased Last Month

Saturn sales were down 13.6% in July, despite higher sales of the brand's newly revitalized and fuel-efficient car lineup. The jump in sales by the Astra, Sky, and Aura, though, wasn't enough to offset the sales gap left by the discontinued Ion sedan and quad coupe. As a result, Saturn's car sales fell 12.7% last month compared to July 2007.

Saturn Astra 4-Door XE Hatchback

Kelley Blue Book reviewed the 2008 Saturn Astra 4-door XE hatchback and tells readers that they'll like the sporty car "if you're shopping for an affordable, fuel-efficient small car, but you also want something that's both fun to drive and style-conscious." Two of their favorite features available on the Astra were the dual-panel sunroof and sport seats.

Project Runway Vignette: Jack Mackenroth Rethinks Design with the Saturn Sky Red Line Turbo

Saturn asked Project Runway Season 4 designer Jack Mackenroth to "design an outfit inspired by the Saturn Red Line Turbo." Mackenroth tells us that for his jacket he "copied the convertible aspect of the car by adding a hood." See how the Sky's other styling elements influenced his work on this project.

Saturn Sky Among Most Popular Sports Cars on MSN

2009 Saturn Sky

According to MSN Autos, "the words performance, handling, and fun go hand-in-hand when talking sports cars." In that vein, the Microsoft web portal assembled a list of the ten most popular sports cars based on visits to the site's vehicle research pages between April and June 2008.

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Developing Story: Penske Backs Out of Deal, General Motors to Close Saturn

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With negotiations expected to finalize tomorrow, Roger Penske shockingly announced to GM and the public today that he is backing out of the deal after failing to secure a manufacturer for the brand. For a couple of months now, Penske has been courting Renault-Nissan in an effort to outsource a model for the Saturn brand.