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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.

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.

Another 2008 Saturn Family Photo

Another 2008 Saturn Family Photo

This image of Saturn's 2008 lineup of vehicles all painted in the same silver hue was actually included on the back of a handout discussing the EPA's new formula for calculating vehicle fuel economy ratings.

2008 Saturn Fuel Economy Ratings

Starting with the 2008 model year, the Environmental Protection Agency revised methods for calculating vehicle fuel-economy label numbers. The agency took into account real-world driving conditions, like increased highway speed limits, air conditioning use, and colder temperatures, so the numbers would be closer to what drivers actually get.

Aura Hatchback Possible, But Wagon "Not in the Cards" Says Car and Driver

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CarandDriver.com reported earlier this week that when Saturn redesigns it's Aura midsize sedan in a couple of years, the brand may offer both a sedan and hatchback version of the car, but not a wagon variant. "A Saturn Aura wagon for the U.S. doesn't appear to be in the cards," said the magazine.

Enter the Saturn "Devotion to Motion" Contest

Saturn "Devotion to Motion" Contest Logo

Want a free car? A free trip? What about a free gift card? Saturn is giving away hundreds of prizes in its Devotion to Motion contest giveaway. As part of the sweepstakes, the grand prize winner will receive a brand new Saturn Astra, Aura, Outlook, Sky, or Vue of their choice (total value worth up to $40,000). But wait, there's more...

Road Test Rewind: Aura XR Gives Hope to Saturn

Aaron Gold from About.com drove the 2007 Saturn Aura XR back in loved the car's V6 "good road manners" and "stellar" powertrain. He yearned for a four-cylinder option, which was added a year later for the 2008 model year. He also didn't care for his test car's dark interior or some of the chrome trim. But that didn't sour his experience with the car.

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Supercharged Vue Coming in September

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Jill Lajdziak, vice president of Saturn sales, service, and marketing, addressed retailers Monday at the 2003 National Automobile Dealers Assoication (NADA) Convention. Automotive News reports that among the topics discussed were plans for "mid-cycle enhancements" to the Vue sport-utility, including a "supercharged 240-hp version with 18-inch wheels due in September."