Concepts

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Ion Red Line (Blue)

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Ion Red Line (Blue)

This modified blue '04 Saturn Ion Red Line will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona later this week.

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Ion Red Line (Black)

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Ion Red Line (Black)

This modified block '04 Saturn Ion Red Line will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona later this week.

On the Auction Block: Saturn Lola Race Car

On the Auction Block: Saturn Lola Race Car

This is the Saturn Lola race car that was used in the late 1980s, before the first production Saturn vehicles were ever built, to test how Saturn's innovative 1.9L 4-cylinder would perform under pressure.

Flashback Friday: 1988 Saturn Prototype

Flashback Friday: 1988 Saturn Prototype

Up until this year the general public had really only seen one picture of the original Saturn prototype that was taken when it was unveiled to the automotive press in 1984. However this year, thanks to the General Motors' collaborative GMnext 100th anniversary website, a bunch of never-before-seen photos of Saturn prototypes from the company's archives have made their way onto the Internet.

Saturn Prototype Undergoing Testing

Saturn Prototype Undergoing Testing

A Saturn prototype sedan undergoing testing at General Motors' Milford Proving Grounds in 1988.

General Motors to Auction Near-Classics from Corporate Museum

Flashback Friday: 1,000,000th Saturn

Jalopnik.com reports General Motors will auction off a number of vehicles from its vaunted Heritage Center museum collection in an effort to raise cash to help offset the huge losses the company is faced with due to the global financial crisis. There are about 1000 vehicles of historical significance in storage that GM uses for the displays at the museum, but only about 150 to 200 of those vehicles can be featured at one time. On the list of vehicles to be auctioned are several notable Saturns from the past. The website says they will be sold at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction held January 13-19 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

MotorAuthority: Saturn Vue "Hyline" Concept Hybrid Bound for SEMA Show

MotorAuthority: Saturn Vue "Hyline" Concept Hybrid Bound for SEMA Show

Automotive enthusiast site MotorAuthority reports that Saturn will showcase a hybrid Vue concept called "Hyline" at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Associate (SEMA) auto show later this week. According to the website, the Saturn Vue Hyline was developed in conjunction with Sound Choice and Performance.

Flashback Friday: 1980s Clay Saturn Concepts

Flashback Friday: 1980s Clay Saturn Concepts

Some interesting artifacts from the past are being resurrected in preparation for GM's 100th anniversary celebration next month. This image from the General Motors archives reportedly shows three different Saturn clay models on display at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan sometime in 1983.

Video: GM "Beautiful Blue" Olympic Television Ad Features Saturn Sky, Flextreme

If you watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics Friday night, you saw the General Motors television ad that caused quite a stir in the Saturn community over the weekend. The sleek, red Saturn-badged vehicle that flashed across the screen at the end of the commercial had folks asking, "was that a Saturn?" Indeed, it was.

Flashback Friday: 2000 Saturn CV1 Concept

Flashback Friday: 2000 Saturn CV1 Concept

The CV1 - so named because it was Saturn's first real concept vehicle - explored new vehicle packaging and design features, many of which would end up playing an important role as Saturn grew its product lineup. Notable features found on the CV1 that eventually made it into production on other Saturn vehicles were the center-mounted instrument cluster (Ion), continuously variable transmission (Ion and Vue), flat-folding passenger seat (Vue), all-wheel-drive (Vue and Outlook), and LED tail-lights (Aura).

Random Article from the SaturnFans.com Archives

What Can You Do to Help Save Saturn?

Save Saturn

Last week Saturn General Manager, Jill Lajdziak, posted an update on the state of Saturn on her blog at ImSaturn. General Motors, Saturn, and Saturn's retailers are looking at ways to overhaul the Saturn business model into one that is profitable for GM.