Saturn Announces Pricing for All-New 2008 Astra Model Range

The all-new 2008 Saturn Astra will not only provide a European flavor and taut ride-and-handling characteristics to the North American market, but will also offer a wide range of standard equipment, safety features, and very good fuel economy for an MSRP of under $16,000.

Equipped with a DOHC 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine (140 horsepower) and a five-speed manual transmission, the 2008 Saturn Astra 5-Door XE will be offered at an MSRP of $15,995. The uplevel Astra 5-Door XR will start at $17,545 and the sporty Astra 3-Door XR will be priced from $18,495. All prices include shipping and destination charges.

Standard features on all 2008 Saturn Astras include:

  • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and traction control
  • Six standard air bags, including dual-stage frontal air bags; roof rail head curtain air bags and seat-mounted thorax/pelvic air bags (for front-seat passengers)
  • Active head restraints
  • Pedal Release System
  • OnStar with one year of Safe & Sound service
  • Standard tire pressure monitoring
  • Rain sensing wiper system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Express-down power windows
  • Driver Information Center
  • Steering wheel controls

A Premium Trim package bundles leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats with manual lumbar and premium door panels for $795 on the 5-Door XR and $745 on the 3-Door XR.

A Sport Handling package, available only on the 5-Door XR, costs $695 and adds 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, StabiliTrak vehicle stability control, lowered sport suspension and quick-ratio electro-hydraulic power steering.

An Advanced Audio package on both XR models includes a six-disc CD/MP3 player, seven premium speakers, seven-band equalizer and enhanced Driver Information Display for $595.

Optional equipment includes:

  • A four-speed automatic transmission ($1,325)
  • A dual-panel sunroof on the 5-door models ($1000) - the largest sunroof in its class
  • StabiliTrak vehicle stability control ($495) (standard on the 3-Door)
  • Cloth heated front seats ($250)
  • Eighteen-inch wheels and tires on 3-Door models ($495)

Source: Saturn

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