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2.4L Ecotec Slated for 2005-06 Saturns

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GM Powertrain's new Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, slightly modifies that well-used adage, "There's no substitute for cubic inches." In the case of this slightly larger version of the original Ecotec 2.2-liter, one of GM's highest-volume engine families, there are a few more cubic inches found in the new 2.4-liter variant.

GM's 2004 Model Year Preview

Entering the 2004 model year, General Motors is focused on rebuilding its historical strength in passenger cars while broadening its current strength in trucks. In reviving its passenger-car business, GM doesn't need to look far for a model for success. GM's industry leadership in trucks resulted in new U.S. records for sales of trucks and SUVs in 2002.

Ion Red Line Supercharges Sport Compact Market

With a snarl in its exhaust note, an imposing stance from its racetrack-tuned suspension, and the immediate rush of its Ecotec 2.0-liter supercharged, 200 horsepower (estimated) engine, the 2004 Ion Red Line has a character like nothing else to come out of Saturn.

Saturn Ion, Vue to Get XM Satellite Radio in 2004

Accelerating one of the fastest-ever technology rollouts in its history, GM will offer XM Satellite Radio on 44 of 57 GM models, representing more than three-quarters of GM's fleet.

Turbocharged Ion QC Powered by SAAB Ecotec

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AutoWeek reports that Saturn's upcoming Ion 'tuner coupe' will hit the streets in the beginning of 2004.

Saturn Announces Upcoming Performance Line

Answering the performance desires of customers, Saturn is developing a series of performance vehicles and released an artist's conceptual rendering of a specially modified Ion quad coupe at the 2002 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas with production slated for 2004.

Future Models Will Give Saturn a 'Boost'

Saturn says it expects about a 10% increase in U.S. sales next year from the total expected for 2002, thanks to an updated and expanded lineup. Jill Lajdziak, vice president of Saturn Sales, Service, and Marketing, told reporters at a media preview for the new Ion line of small cars that Saturn is on track to set a new sales record this year, with sales of between 285,000 and 300,000 vehicles.

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Did You Know: The Saturn Vue was Reborn into a Chevy So Exclusive that You Can Only Borrow, Not Buy

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From the New York Times: Rental cars are rarely anything special. And that’s just fine. All you really need from a rental is unlimited miles, long-term shelter for a few stray curly fries and a hassle-free ride from A to B and back again before those martinets at the counter charge you for an additional day. If you’re driving a rental, the car itself is most likely not the point — it is merely a solution to a problem. And for many travelers over the last couple of years, the Chevrolet Captiva has been their rental car solution. The Captiva is a rare thing in the American auto market: a vehicle that isn’t available to consumers but is offered only to fleet customers, including the rental car companies. You can rent one, but you cannot buy it.