• Jun 23rd 2006 at 2:59PM
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The Saturn Sky is a great-looking, powerful, and immensely desirable American roadster. The Sky Red Line takes all of that goodness and infuses it with 260 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque via a 2.0L turbocharged Ecotec four. That's good for a 5.5-second 0-60 time and a 13.9-second quarter mile.

Best of all? The price of entry is a very reasonable $27,895. Given the high desirability and limited availability of the Red Line, don't be surprised to see dealer markups that will bump that number up -- in some cases, significantly.

If you can get your hands on one for MSRP, it's not like you're getting a stripper, either. A/C, traction control, OnStar, Stabilitrak, and Bilstein coilovers are among the goodies that make the standard equipment list.

Saturn dealers are taking orders now. What are you waiting for?

Update: It should be noted that Saturn's GM, Jill Lajdziak, has been emphatic in stating that dealer markups will not be tolerated on the Sky and Sky Red Line. You may need to wait, but you won't pay more.

(Press release after the jump)

[Source: GM] 2007 Saturn Sky Red Line Features Turbocharged Value

260-horsepower roadster to start at $27,895

Detroit – Today, Saturn announced that the 2007 Sky Red Line will be available this fall at a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price of $27,895 (including destination charges). Retailers are now taking orders for the turbocharged variant of the Sky roadster, which is one of the hottest selling cars in the auto market.

The Sky Red Line features the 2.0L Ecotec Turbo engine, equipped with direct injection technology. It produces 260 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, making it General Motors' highest specific output engine ever at 2.1 horsepower per cubic inch of displacement.

"Through its design and advanced technology, the Sky Red Line shows that Saturn is making vehicles like never before," said Dave Smidebush, Saturn's director of marketing. "But the Sky Red Line also demonstrates that the brand's commitment to great value and innovation in our product lineup is as strong as ever."

Along with the boost in horsepower and torque, the Sky Red Line features a long list of standard equipment including:

  • Stabilitrak electronic stability control
  • Traction control
  • Close-ratio five-speed manual transmission with self-adjusting clutch
  • Four-wheel ABS disc brakes
  • Limited slip differential
  • Performance-tuned suspension with coil-over Bilstein monotube shocks
  • Air conditioning
  • Power locks, windows and mirrors
  • OnStar with one year of Safe & Sound service

The Sky Red Line will accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 5.5 seconds, and will run the quarter mile in about 13.9 seconds.

Saturn, a division of General Motors Corp., sells vehicles in the U.S. and Canada through a network of about 500 retailers, with a focus on providing innovative products with solid value and excellent customer service. In 2006, the brand begins a major revitalization of its portfolio with five new vehicles: the Sky and Sky Red Line roadsters, Aura midsize sports sedan, Vue Green Line Hybrid and Outlook large crossover utility. These new vehicles join the current lineup that includes the Ion compact sedan and quad coupe, Vue compact SUV and the Relay crossover van.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I walked into a dealer, saw them unloading a black redline off the truck and bought it on the spot sticker price. It has some serious power and unlike my mustang hugs curves and corners like it wants to make love to them. A wonderful machine and one I anticipate to be a classic w/ great re-sale value.
      • 9 Years Ago
      My 99 SL500 leak a bit through automated car wash (but not during rain). Even some of the convertible/hardtop like SLK or SC leak through car wash.

      I would get in line for the Sky RedLine, provided that there's no mark-up. The car is gorgeous !!!. Saw it at LA auto-show, couldn't take my eyes of it.

      Both my wife and I agree that it looks much better than lot of convertiable out there (Lexus SC, Toyota Solara, Mitsubishi Eye-Cross, Ford T-bird). And Sartun is not in the GM universe when it comes to quality. Should be a very nice cruise & weekend car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ordered a RED line in June 06 may see it end of Dec. I have a order number does any know how to track your order on line ?
      I was told this can be done?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I stopped by a saturn dealership as well. When I inquired they informed me of a waiting list. It was unfortunate that I did have to wait but they did specify that I will be paying list price and only that.

      As for "Bob Miata", you're either lieing, jealous of a much better performing car, or the dealership spotted your miata and figured you're a waste of time.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Saturn Solstice and Pontiac Sky sounds cooler.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Stopped to look at one of the rare Skys I've seen, sleazy salesman told me they're going for $5k above list, I said, "You can't do that, not you guys, the no haggle guys!" He said, "Everyone pays the same price -- that's what we're about." I thought, "I'll never buy a car from you guys."
      Kenneth Creedon
      • 9 Years Ago
      ATTENDION GM MARKETING EXECUTIVES! The Saturn Sky is an excellent vehicle and it will gain that much more recognition from potential buyers if it is made the face of the brand. A perfect marketing campaign would be to wed the Saturn Sky with the 1970’s Rock n’ Roll song “Spirit in the Sky”. A sample of a commercial could be a Red-Haired woman with a red scarf around her neck coming from a hard day at the office in a US City. She runs down to the car and as she nears it the beginning of “Spirit in the Sky” starts playing. She effortlessly drops its convertible top. Then she gets on the highway passing all competitors and a dash camera angle catches the woman singing the words to the song. She then goes into a desert type location and drives in a straight line while the rest of the Saturn Lineup-Aura, Outlook, PreVue, and Vue line up along the left and right of the Sky. At the very end of the commercial the woman should take off the aforementioned RED-SCARF and hold her left hand on the steering wheel, while her right hand is holding the RED-SCARF in the wind before letting it go and the camera angle should be behind the SKY and follow the RED-SCARF in the wind before the screen fades to white and the RED-SCARF blends in to form the SATURN LOGO! This will definitely gain the attention of those who are still in the dark about SATURN. ITS ROCK n’ ROLL, youthful, and most importantly its HOT! It will be very distinctive & integral in revitalizing the brand!
      • 9 Years Ago
      "At that price buy the BMW Z4 and be done with kindercare GM offering."

      The Z4 costs $35,600 for the 215hp model and $42,100 for the 255hp model. The Z4 also weighs more and is also one of the most ass-ulgy cars on the planet. Why thye couldn't have simply kept the classic good looks of the Z3 is beyond me.

      I ordered my Sky Redline 2 weeks ago and I'm paying MSRP. No word on when it will actually arrive though.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Best of all? The price of entry is a very reasonable $27,895. Given the high desirability and limited availability of the Red Line, don't be surprised to see dealer markups that will bump that number up -- in some cases, significantly."

      Saturn, the originator of no haggle, price on the sticker is the price you pay. Yeah, right!
      • 9 Years Ago
      and the car is beautiful with the top down, but butt-ugly with the top up....
      • 9 Years Ago
      #10 No Leak, I owned a NB Miata & the top leaked in high-pressure car washes from day one... that goes with the territory for low-priced convertibles. If the high-pressure leaks (around the windows) is such an overriding concern of readers, I'd suggest the new hard-top Miata coming out in a couple of months... it probably won't leak at all... but it will still be boring looking, and underpowered.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Market adjustments, No...mandatory dealer add-ons at a big markup, Yes.

      At least my dealer is only charging MSRP. They tried to sell me tire protection and an extended warranty, but I refused.

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