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2008 Vue Red Line Spied During Testing

Edmonds.com's InsideLine website reported last month that we may see undisguised versions of the 2008 Saturn Vue as early as the end of this coming November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Spy photographers for the online publication captured pictures, as well as some good video clips, of two vehicles that are believed to be the new Vues undergoing testing in Death Valley, California.

Two Hybrid Powertrains Planned for Next-Gen Vue

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The 2007 Vue Green Line hasn't even arrived at Saturn retail facilities yet, and there's already talk about what we can expect from a hybrid perspective when the all-new 2008 Vue arrives. The next generation Saturn Vue will reportedly offer two hybrid options when it debuts in second half of 2007, according to a report this week in The Car Connection (TCC).

Saturn Astra Set for 2007 Debut

Bob Lutz, General Motors' vice chairman for global product development, has high hopes for Saturn. The GM executive told Automotive News in a recent interview that was published this week that Saturn will be his company's hottest brand this year. Even though Chevrolet will experience the more growth in terms on the number of vehicles sold, Lutz told the magazine that among GM's eight brands, Saturn will have the largest "rapid overall percentage expansion."

Wilmington Builds First Batch of Turbo Skys

SaturnFans.com has learned that GM's Wilmington Assembly plant has built its first batch of turbocharged Kappa roadsters for testing and evaluation purposes. The seven pre-production vehicles – four Saturn Sky Red Lines and three Pontiac Solstice GXPs – were reportedly manufactured over the past two weeks. Production of saleable units is not expected for at least another month or two.

Production-Ready Opel Antara Provides Preview of 'Real' 2008 Vue

Last week General Motors' Opel division unveiled a new SUV that industry sources say provides a good indication of what the "real" 2008 Saturn Vue will look like.

GM Explores Restyling Saturn Logo

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The Detroit News published an article yesterday about GM's new, more polished and sophisticated "jet-set style" vehicle interiors. While the article provided some interesting insight into the vision behind GM's quest to make its cars and trucks a benchmark in the industry, it was the last paragraph of the article that was most intriguing.

Ion Replacement to be Imported

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Automotive News reported early this morning that General Motors plans to import the Opel Astra from Europe to replace the current Saturn Ion sedan and quad coupe late next year. While speculation about this plan has long been rumored, unnamed sources within both GM and Opel reportedly have recently confirmed it to Automotive News.

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.

PreVue Concept Showcases New Saturn Design Direction

The Saturn PreVue crossover concept – revealed at the New York International Auto Show – continues Saturn's ongoing product revitalization and provides a glimpse of future Saturn vehicle designs.