As the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show winds down, we're taking a look back at one of the vehicles Saturn showcased at its display back in 2002: the Ion·EFX quad coupe concept. The Ion·EFX was packed with licensed performance and style accessories that were available at Saturn retailers. Saturn Service Parts Operations worked closely with leading aftermarket parts manufacturers who designed the accessories.
Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press: After a 2009 auto show plagued by automaker defections and overshadowed by economic despair, 2010 looks brighter for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. At the least, the number of automakers exhibiting should be about the same as in 2009, organizers said.
David Kiley from BusinessWeek magazine had an opportunity to talk with Saturn General Manager Jill Lajdziak at the Detroit Auto Show about the present and future of Saturn.
Saturn "took over" Times Square for a special event prior to the start of the New York Auto Show on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 in New York. Saturn used the event to introduce three new Saturn vehicles - the Sky Red Line performance roadster, the Outlook crossover vehicle, and the Aura midsize sedan. Click here for more photos.
Automotive enthusiast site MotorAuthority reports that Saturn will showcase a hybrid Vue concept called "Hyline" at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Associate (SEMA) auto show later this week. According to the website, the Saturn Vue Hyline was developed in conjunction with Sound Choice and Performance.
The close of any major auto show always ends with a variety of "best pick" lists highlighting the best and worst of the event. The doors to the North American International Auto Show closed this weekend, and on Friday the Michigan Business Review published its list of the top five "most informative displays" at the show.
Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and market analyst at Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com website, talked to Saturn general manager Jill Lajdziak last week at the North American International Auto Show. The two chatted about the three vehicles Saturn unveiled at the show, as well as the brand's new, larger lineup.
Saturn can add yet another distinction to its growing list of accolades garnered by its revitalized lineup. Earlier this week, the Detroit News named the upcoming 2009 Vue Green Line 2 Mode hybrid the most significant vehicle on display at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The sophisticated hybrid will go on sale before the end of the year.
Rumors of the subcompact Opel Corsa coming stateside to join Saturn's lineup have been circulating for long time. The idea became a matter of when – not if – in October 2006 when GM vice chairman Bob Lutz told Automotive News that the company does indeed plan to sell a version of the next-generation Corsa in the United States.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that General Motors is recalling 44,451 model year 2008 Saturn Vue vehicles with body color outside door handles. The outside door handles may stick or bind. If this were to occur, the door may not latch when closed. Driving with an unlatched door could result in an unbelted occupant falling out of the vehicle, causing increased risk of injury.