Midsize Sedan Has a Certain "Aura" to It

Saturn Aura XR at the Beach

Nitish Rele, automotive columnist from the Tampa Tribune: A 2.4-liter DOHC Ecotec inline-4 cylinder engine offers 169 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 160 pounds-feet of torque at 4500 rpm. It is mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission but can be manually operated via shifter paddles on the three-spoke steering wheel. Front suspension duties fall on a capable MacPherson strut with aluminum L-shaped control arms. A four-link independent system with monotube shocks and coil springs takes control in the rear of the vehicle. The car is equipped with an unswerving hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering system.

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Saturn Manufacturing Techniques

Saturn's innovative manufacturing methods have not only helped it build world-class cars, but it also helped the company forge stronger labor ties with its workers. While all of Saturn's production techniques cannot be listed on one page, I've attempted to highlight a select few that stand out. These were methods used in Saturn's Spring Hill, TN manufacturing plant.