Flashback Friday: Saturn ICY Racing

Flashback Friday: Saturn ICY Racing

Many years ago, Saturn Corporation participated in the Sports Car Club of America racing series. Dave Rosenblum, who ran the Inner City Youth (ICY) Racing Team, ran and managed the team that raced Saturn S-Series coupes, like the modified SC2 you see above. They not only raced, but they won – including the SCCA's World Challenge T2 Manufacturers' Cup.

Podcast: General Manager of NC Retail Group Discusses Penske’s Pending Acquisition of Saturn

Saturn of Raleigh and Saturn of Cary recently posted an audio podcast featuring commentary from Bill Shotwell, executive general manager and vice president of the North Carolina Triangle area Saturn retail facilities. Shotwell discusses Penske Automotive Group's pending purchase of Saturn from General Motors.

Video: Driving the Saturn Aura HCCI Prototype at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds

Saturn Aura HCCI Concept Vehicle

From Adam Barrera and Vijay Ramappan test a Saturn Aura equipped with Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) on GM's super-secret Milford Proving Grounds. A Chevrolet Volt mule even makes a cameo appearance! See the annotations for important highlights and facts. Calls Second Generation Vue One of the "10 Most Improved Cars of the 2000s"

With 2010 model year vehicles already on dealer lots, editors reminisced on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the past decade to compile their top ten most-improved and worst cars of the decade. "Despite the current gloom, automakers have really stepped up the past decade and have put out some great vehicles," says Patrick Olsen, editor in chief of "We've seen mass adoption of new vehicle types like crossovers and hybrids. On the other hand, we've also seen a lot of duds."

New Renault Fluence Provides More Insight into What Could Become Saturn’s Next Small Car

New Renault Fluence Provides More Insight into What Could Become Saturn’s Next Small Car

Last week, Renault took the wraps off the 2010 Fluence – a European version of the Samsung SM3 – a "fresh and modern" sedan, according to Edmunds' Inside Line, that "is remarkably well-equipped, with such options as a Carminat Tom Tom navigation system, keyless entry/ignition, and iPod connectivity."

Vacation Time: Travelling with Our Vue "Toad"

Vacation Time: Travelling with Our Vue "Toad"

We RV with our 2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L, only we tow it behind a motorhome (that's why its called a "toad"). It tows very well, and it lets us have a nice vehicle to drive around in when we get to where we are going.

Lack of a Profitable Small Car Hurt Saturn in Canada

Michael Bettencourt from Globe and Mail: The Saturn brand's lack of a profitable small car and its pairing with another ailing brand in Saab in Canada helped prompt the decision to close all Canadian Saturn and Saab outlets in the next few months, according to the company that will keep the brand alive in the U.S.

Is this Saturn’s Next Small Car? Take a Closer Look at the Renault Samsung SM3...

Is this Saturn’s Next Small Car?  Take a Closer Look at the Renault Samsung SM3...

More and more industry analysts seem to agree that at some point in the next two years, Saturn retailers will begin selling a compact car that's based on the Renault Samsung SM3 you see in the picture above. While there has been evidence published to support this theory, it is only speculative at this time since none of the parties involved — Saturn, Roger Penske, or Renault-Samsung — have made any official announcements. But it doesn't hurt to take a closer look, right?

Cancelled Vue 2-Mode Hybrid Rated at 28 MPG

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

Sam Abuelsamid from AutoBlog: The 2-Mode Hybrid version of the Saturn Vue had initially been scheduled to go into production in November of 2008. However, as General Motors careened toward financial apocalypse, many product programs were put on hold or canceled altogether. Among those was the new hybrid Vue, which was delayed at least twice before finally being terminated altogether in late spring.

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Flashback Friday: Saturn SC on the Cover of AutoWeek

Flashback Friday: Saturn SC on the Cover of AutoWeek

A 1991 Saturn SC was prominently featured on the cover of AutoWeek magazine's October 8, 1990 issue with the words "Liftoff - Saturn is Launched." Inside Mark Vaughn profiled the all-new Saturn compact sedans and coupes, discussed the company's unique philosophies, and interviewed former Saturn president Richard G. "Skip" LeFauve.