• Apr 11, 2006

Once again, press embargoes prove as effective at controlling new-car information leaks on the web as the proverbial screen door in a submarine. In any event, Saturn's pre-show shots of the PreVue crossover concept are everywhere on the 'net today, so rather than make you hunt for them, here they are.

The PreVue is a glimpse of a possible future design direction for the Saturn brand as it tries to broaden its appeal to include sportier vehicles. Sharp-eyed readers will recognize the PreVue as a rebadged Opel Antara GTC concept (see picture after the jump) from last year's Frankfurt Motor Show, more evidence, if any were needed, of General Motors' shotgun wedding of the two brands. Not that this is a bad thing - Opel's Antara was one of our favorites in Frankfurt.

The concept car is powered by a transverse-mounted, twin-turbo Ecotec diesel, putting out 212 hp (156 kw) through a six-speed automatic.

We'll have plenty of photos of the real deal, and full specs, in our NYIAS coverage. Meanwhile, check out our coverage of the Opel Antara debut here.

[Source: Cheers and Gears]



Saturn's PreVue (above) and Opel's Antara GTC at the Frankfurt Motor Show (below).




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      • 8 Years Ago
      Really nice!! I hope it makes it to production...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree, Saturns design is heading in the right direction and the Sky is a really nice looking car. The only problem now is reliability. I don't know what the stats is now because my cousin owned a Saturn 8 years ago and it was a POC and never went back. You have the design now, next work on the reliability and quality control.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It`s ugly, something Toyota or Nissan would build. Saturn has some nice looking cars in the works . This crossover doesn`t do it for me.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, I'm impressed. 10 years ago saturn was making the most boring cars I've ever seen and now this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope these new Saturns have a bit more legroom. The old ones were trying to be a bit too much like the old imports... too much crampage! Too bad the plastic body panels couldn't move on with the brand... oh well! I would almost hate to buy a Saturn now with their reputation for plastic body panels. I can just picture somebody walking up to a newer one... "Oh look! A Saturn! It'll bounce back if I kick the door panel... watch!" OW!

      Maybe they'll use it as a selling point... "Now with new space-age METAL body panels!"
      • 8 Years Ago
      The last thing I need right now is another fossil-fuel only vehicle! How about a REAL hybrid (ie, 20-30 miles on a charge and can be plugged in, as well as working as a parallel hybrid???? And milage needs to be over 45 mpg. But, I do like the styling, and I think it would be a nice replacement for my 2003 Vue (at a paltry 20 mpg). BTW, I love the plastic panels - I park around some pretty careless people, and only have one scratch. (BTW, this is my family's 4th Saturn.)
      • 8 Years Ago
      The FJ is increadibly awkward to climb into. I'd hope if they go with the suicide rears that they do it tastefully. The car's got nice lines (too bad that side exhaust will never see production). I like the organic look to it. Saturn's starting to look sexy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Make it with suicide doors and it would sell. If Toyota is willing to do it then you know it's not a risk. Slap on some AWD and lower it down a bit an make it a rally monster, now that would be something.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A nice CUV hardtop :) and CUV is for Crossover Utility Vehicule ^^;
      • 8 Years Ago
      dayum thats hott
      when are these comin out..?
      2008
      ill be waitin wit a check in my hand!

      Saturn has finally foind its mojo
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's not lazy, it's a computer model. You expect them to make a brand new 3D image to replace a logo? C'mon! Although you could say it's lazy they didn't change the color at all. I'm all for the Opel/Vauxhall/Saturn badging. Money is tight at GM, and for most the car buying public that aren't car geeks or travel to Europe frequently, they won't really know they're getting rebadged cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      no8 - that is what I meant. They could have changed the angle, colour, lighting etc. It wasn't a comment regarding sharing of designs accross the different brands.
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