Charting the 2007 Changes for Saturn's Existing Models

With details about the 2007 Aura, Outlook, and Sky already announced, SaturnFans.com has assembled this list of reported changes documenting the planned updates for the 2007 Ion, Relay, and Vue. These vehicle changes, while not officially announced by Saturn, were recently posted by General Motors on the company's publicly available retailer online ordering and reference guide website.

2007 Saturn Ion

  • Change: (L61) Ecotec 2.2L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder MFI engine power ratings increased to 145 hp @ 5600 RPM and 150 lb-ft of torque at 4200 RPM.
  • Change: (LE5) Ecotec 2.4L variable valve timing 4-cylinder aluminum engine power ratings increased to 175 hp @ 6200 RPM and 164 lb-ft of torque at 4800 RPM.
  • Deletion: Exterior color (21U) Laser Blue.
  • Deletion: RECARO seats on Ion Red Line.
  • New: (192) Black leather-appointed seats and the passenger sensing system are now standard on Ion Red Line.
  • New: Exterior color (37U) Deep Blue.

2007 Saturn Vue

  • Change: (N75) 17" alloy wheels now free flow on FWD and AWD V6 models. (No longer standard on AWD V6 models.)
  • Change: (NP5) Leather-wrapped steering wheel now included in (HAG) Leather Appointments Package on all models. (No longer standard on V6 models.)
  • Deletion: (NW0) 16" alloy wheels.
  • Deletion: (PCJ) Sun and Sound package.
  • Deletion: Exterior color (21U) Laser Blue.
  • New: (NX5) 16" (40.6 cm) alloy wheels.
  • New: Exterior color (37U) Deep Blue.
  • New: Model ZLH26 Vue Hybrid 4-cylinder FWD, includes (HP7) Hybrid Propulsion Equipment and (LAT) Hybrid 2.4L 4-cylinder engine.
  • New: (HAB) Comfortably Safe Package, includes (ASF) head curtain side-impact air bags, (U2K) XM Satellite Radio, (AHA) driver manual lumbar control, (AG1) 6-way power driver seat adjuster and (KA1) heated driver and front passenger seats is available on ZLH26 Vue Hybrid only.

2007 Saturn Relay

  • Change: (KA1) Heated driver and front passenger seats now available as a free flow option with cloth trim on Relay 2 and Relay 3. It includes (AG2) 6-way power front passenger seat adjuster.
  • Change: (LZ9) 3.9L 3900 V6 SFI engine, (JL4) StabiliTrak, (V08) heavy-duty engine cooling system and (KC4) engine oil cooler now standard on all models.
  • Change: (N85) 17" (43.2 cm) painted aluminum wheels now included and only available on Relay 2 with (PCZ) touring package.
  • Change: (U42) Uplevel DVD entertainment system with rear audio controls, headphone jacks, remote control and two sets of infrared headphones now standard on Relay 2.
  • Change: (V92) Trailering provisions now included and only available with (PCZ) touring package on Relay 2 and Relay 3.
  • Deletion: (LX9) 3.5L 3500 V6 SFI engine.
  • Deletion: (PCW) Safety Package.
  • Deletion: (U56) DVD entertainment system.
  • Deletion: Exterior color (15U) Golden Cashmere, (38U) Forest Green, (53U) Bronzed Pewter, (46U) Coastal Grey will be deleted January 2007.
  • Deletion: Relay 3 AWD.
  • New: (CJ3) Dual-zone manual climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger, standard on Relay 3.
  • New: (P04) 17" machined aluminum wheels standard on Relay 3.
  • New: Exterior color (14U) Cosmic Quartz, (35U) Polar Blue Metallic, (51U) Gold Mist, (81U) Cocoa replaced (46U) Coastal Grey in January 2007.
  • New: Premium front, rear and auxiliary floor mats standard on Relay 3.
  • New: Relay 1 base model. Features exclusive to Relay 1 include: standard clear (non-tinted) windows, (DL6) outside power-adjustable manual folding black mirrors (not heated), black body-side moldings and front floor center console with open storage.

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Also, read about the all-new 2007 Aura, Outlook, and Sky.

Source: General Motors

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