2009 Models

OnStar "Stolen Vehicle Slowdown" Now Available

OnStar Logo

General Motors and OnStar today launched "Stolen Vehicle Slowdown" on model year 2009 GM vehicles in the US and Canada. Stolen Vehicle Slowdown is the latest enhancement to OnStar's Stolen Vehicle Assistance service and enables OnStar to further help law enforcement in the recovery of subscribers' stolen vehicles, while helping to reduce fatalities and injuries resulting from police chases. Working with law enforcement and utilizing its unique built-in technology, OnStar can remotely send a signal that interacts with the vehicle's engine, gradually slowing it down, aiding in a safe recovery.

Interstate Blogging in the Outlook

Scouring the web for the latest Saturn news, reviews, and rumors every day in the evening after work - while administering the SaturnFans Forums - usually keeps me pretty busy. So busy, unfortunately, that I don't spend as much time as I'd like posting my own personal Saturn-related stories and experiences.

2008-09 Saturn Accessories Catalog

2008-09 Saturn Accessories Catalog

Take a few minutes to browse the 2008-09 Saturn Accessories Catalog for a look at aftermarket parts that are "fully backed by GM" and available at your local Saturn retailer. Saturn says that it's official accessories "give you the choices to make a Saturn just right for the way you live and drive."

2009 Aura "Stands Out as a Must-See in its Class"

Leftlane News took a "quick spin" in a new 2009 Saturn Aura XR, equipped with the new 2.4L 4-cylinder powerplant and 6-speed automatic transmission combination. The bottom line: customers "would be wise to spend some time in one before making a midsize family sedan purchase." Yes, Leftlane thought it was that good. "Design-wise, the Aura has among the nicest digs in its class," they wrote.

Saturn Teases with a Preview Review of its Advanced 2-Mode Vue Hybrid

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

Saturn's Mike Morrissey teased readers on the ImSaturn.com blog with a preview of the brand's upcoming two-mode hybrid Vue sport-utility. He recently met up with the Vue development team to spend a day driving six 2-Mode Vues "fresh from the factory." The new hybrid, due to be release early next year, will give customers a second hybrid alternative in the Vue lineup.

Precise Handling and 33 MPG Make Aura a Winner

Saturn Aura XR at the Beach

Scott Burgess from the Detroit News wrote about his experiences driving a 2009 Saturn Aura XR in this past Friday's auto reviews section of the newspaper. This is "the Aura Saturn should have introduced two years ago," he said. While he was impressed by the car's fuel economy, it's the overall package that left a lasting impression.

Are Shorter Television Commercials the Key to Increasing the Awareness of the Saturn Brand?

Saturn may have found a creative way to build brand awareness without breaking the bank: air shorter television commercials. Recently, folks have reported seeing an increase of Saturn commercials on television. There's one ad in particular for the 2009 Aura that's been getting a lot of play.

Aura Points Saturn Towards Europe

2009 Saturn Aura XR

Jeffrey Zygmont from recently discussed the new 2009 Saturn Aura in the Motor Mouth newspaper column. He cited Saturn's recent European influence - in terms of styling and road manners - as the most dramatic change in the brand's character. The "Aura's European aspirations represent the biggest change for Saturn," he wrote.

GM Recalling 42k Saturn Vues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that General Motors is recalling 42,408 model year 2008-09 Saturn Vues with faulty hydraulic power steering systems. Reuters reports that the vehicles impacted by the recall are equipped with equipped with V6 engines.

Autoliv Introduces New Unique Passenger Airbag

Swedish automotive safety system manufacturer Autoliv recently unveiled a new passenger airbag concept that's designed to reduce weight, while maintaining exceptional crash protection. This is achieved by using a unique fabric container for the folded airbag, instead of a conventional steel or plastic housing. The new innovative passenger airbag module was introduced on the 2009 Saturn Outlook, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave.

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On the Auction Block: The Last Saturn Ion

On the Auction Block: The Last Saturn Ion

General Motors is reportedly gearing up to auction off "about 100 of its prized antique and show cars to raise cash and trim warehousing costs," according to a story in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. A check of the Barrett-Jackson website shows three historic Saturn vehicles going on the block this Thursday.