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Review: 2008 Saturn Vue Red Line

The introduction of the 2008 Saturn Vue is the latest element of the Saturn's ongoing product overhaul. In the wake of the Sky, Aura, and Outlook, we had high expectations for the all-new Vue. Gone are the outgoing model's clunky styling, cheesy faux grille, plastacular body panels and ho-hum street presence. In its place, we're given a smart-looking, well-packaged Opel Antara clone that's positioned as an obvious step up from its predecessor. Sure, the old Vue had some things going for it -- after its last facelift it had a decent-looking interior, and despite its outward visual shortcom... Read More

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    Chicago 2009: Propane-powered Saturn Vue Hybrid
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    Tucked away in a corner of the Chicago Auto Show was a booth from Shell Gasoline, and included amongst the tuner vehicles was a Saturn Vue Hybrid that was converted to run on propane. Other modifications to the vehicle include a free-flow exhaust system and air filter, a belly pan for improved aerodynamics and roof-mounted solar panels. We're not real ...

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    Does AFS Trinity's hybrid deserve the hype?
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    The video above is a news report about AFS Trinity Power's new hybrid from CNN. The New York Times has an article about the hybrid which will be at the Detroit Auto Show. Grist, a popular green blog, says they were interviewed for a report by CBS New that will air this weekend. Some of our readers have sent tips and commented on the hybrid as well. AFS ...

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    GM CEO: "Expect an announcement on the VUE plug-in hybrid very soon"
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    In his CES keynote, part of which you can watch above, General Motor's CEO Rick Wagoner hints that an announcement with the release date for GM's first plug-in hybrid is coming "very soon." GM told us the release date for Saturn Vue plug-in might be in the end of 2008 or "2009-ish" range. From what Rick says in his keynote, I get the feeling we might get ...

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    Professional Grade Rebadge: GMC Terrain debuts in Kuwait
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    click above image to enlargeEver wonder what a rebadged version of the Saturn Vue, which is already a rebadged version of the Euro-only Opel Antara, would look like? Wonder no more, as GMC unveiled just such a vehicle earlier this month at the Dubai Motor Show called the Terrain. Since we missed that show (next year it's Dubai or bust, baby!), we had to ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: The 2008 Saturn Vue Red Line shows its face
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    click above image to view live shots of the 2008 Saturn Red LineAdmittedly, hot-rodded cute-utes mystify many of us, but the kids seem to love 'em, and the Red Line version of Saturn's 2008 Vue should satisfy those looking for a combination of practicality and power. We're sure that some Saturn fans were not happy with the inclusion of Honda power in the ...

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    Chicago Preview: '08 Saturn Vue Red Line & Green Line
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    Click for Red Line / Green Line photo gallery var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/design/REVEALED_Saturn_s_hotted_up_SUV_n_the_VUE_Redline'; It turns out that the Astra isn't the only thing GM's Saturn division has up its sleeve for this week's big Windy City show. Visitors to McCormick Place will also get their first eyefuls of the 2008 Vue's performance ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: A conversation with Jill Lajdziak
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    Saturn general manager Jill Lajdziak's enthusiasm for her brand is infectious. And really, who can blame her? The charismatic and ebullient Ms. Lajdziak is at the helm of a brand that's critical to GM's product-based turnaround plan and which has seen its entire lineup overhauled over a very short timeframe. It's paying off, too. The day before we ...

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    LA Auto Show: 2008 Saturn Vue unveiled
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    UPDATE: Gallery of live shots added after jumpBehold, the new 2008 Saturn Vue, which charts a new path away from the plastic-paneled model it replaces, much like Saturn itself is on an entirely new path fueled by European transplant models from Opel. The new Vue is based on the Opel Antara from across the pond and will be available in four models here in ...

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    LA Auto Show: Aura toeing the Green Line
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    UPDATE: Gallery of live shots added after jumpAfter being on sale for a year, the Saturn Aura is getting its green wings. The Aura Green Line is the first of four hybrids that General Motors will release in 2007, another of which includes the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line. Like that vehicle, the Aura Green Line features a mild hybrid system that, while not ...

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    Saturn Vue to be unveiled in L.A.
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    In his latest blog post, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz talks about Saturn. And more specifically, the new Saturn Vue. Bob tells us that the new CUV will launch at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. The PreVue concept that was shown in New York in April was a good preview (pun definitely intended), but even better was seeing the Opel Antara at the Paris ...

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    New York Auto Show: 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander on-hand impressions
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    Mitsubishi's first Outlander unwittingly lived up to its name, operating on the fringes of mainstream SUVdom, largely failing to cross-over to the widespread success of competitors like Ford's Escape and Honda's CR-V. It wasn't that it was a horrible vehicle, but it didn't offer much in the way of Unique Selling Points (USPs), save its love/hate front ...

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    New York Auto Show: Deja Vue? Saturn's crossover concept hits us baby, one more time
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    Despite its fortuitous name, the Saturn PreVue unveiled yesterday had us humming a certain bubblegum pop tune by blonde we'd just as soon forget.  And no wonder... we've literally seen this exact same concept before, albeit rocking Opel badges. As far as we can tell, even the official press photos are identical, with the PreVue but ...

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