G. Chambers Williams III from the San Antonio Express-News liked the versatility of the 2008 Saturn Vue XR he recently tested. "There is lots of interior storage," he wrote in his review, "including a large, illuminated glovebox, a slide-out storage bin under the front passenger seat, a rear cargo system with upper and lower side rails, and storage under the rear cargo area."
Gina Spadafori from DogCars.com recently drove a 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line, and paid particular attention to how dog-friendly the fuel-efficient Saturn really was. "You can't beat the bottom line," she concluded at the end of her review. The Vue provided her a "week of hauling dogs, supplies, and gear with no problem and little gas used."
Shahed Hussain from the Velocity Journal reviewed the 2008 Vue Green Line hybrid and was impressed by the improvements Saturn made to the all-new model. "The second-generation Vue offers richer materials, tight panel gaps, and an uncluttered, attractive design," he wrote in his review.
Saturn retail sales rose 9% in June, thanks in part to a special zero-percent financing sale that the brand offered during the last week of the month. However, overall sales for the month of June were down 12.8% compared to last year due to the sales gap created by the discontinued Ion sedan and quad coupe.
Saturn and General Motors are extending the zero-percent "72 Hour Sale" on select 2008 models that proved to be a successful way to boost sales in the last week of June.
Bob English from Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper recently reviewed the all-new 2008 Saturn Vue XR all-wheel-drive sport-utility. "As with all the new wave of Saturn vehicles I have driven recently," he said. "The Vue reflects a welcome, European-inspired approach to style, detail and driving dynamics."
Earlier this week, Mark LaNeve, General Motors vice president of vehicle sales, service, and marketing told GM dealers, Saturn retailers, and the media about a new 0% promotion, the company's evolving production plans, and a 3.5% price increase.
Yesterday General Motors announced a series of initiatives designed to jumpstart June sales of its 2008 models, and grow volume in certain key segments of the marketplace. To boost sales, the company plans a "72 Hour Sale" with 0% financing and cash back opportunities on "over 80%" of its vehicles, according to Automotive News.
The all-new 2009 Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid, the first front-wheel-drive compact SUV in the world powered by General Motors' two-mode hybrid technology, is designed for customers who want the outstanding fuel savings of an advanced hybrid and the full power and towing capability of an SUV.
Ira Siegel, Southtown Star newspaper's auto writer recently drove a '08 Vue Green Line hybrid. He appreciated the Vue's higher fuel economy and low price. "The Vue Green Line provides a nice alternative for those looking to spend less at the pump," he concluded.