Saturn L Series
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Saturn
Model: L Series
Saturn L Series

The Saturn L-Series was a line of automobiles sold by General Motors' Saturn marquee. However, to cut to the chase, poor sales of the L-Series caused GM to cancel the line for 2005. The L-Series was a line of mid-size sedans and station wagons that were introduced in 2000. They were built upon the Opel Vectra B platform and produced at a GM plant in Wilmington, Delaware. The L-Series was offered with I4 and V6 engines with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The successor of the L-Series, the Saturn Aura, arrived in August 2006 for the 2007 model year. The Aura is built on the Epsilon platform, which is also shared by the Pontiac G6 and the Opel Vectra C. Whether or not the Aura will prove to be more successful has yet to be seen. The very first L-series car was built in May 1999, and the last one rolled off the Wilmington line on June 17, 2004. This came after a short run of 2005 models. In total, about 406,300 L-series cars were built in this period, which really is not all that bad. This is a much higher production number than many models will ever see. Anyhow, the assembly plant was retooled to build the Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Sky roadsters. In terms of naming, the L-Series cars were originally designated the LS for the sedan and LW for the wagon. However, this caused a bunch of confusion and anger from both Toyota and Ford, who both sold LS-series cars. The two models in question were the Lexus LS and the Lincoln LS. Now why these two were not fighting with each other is another question. Anyhow, the model was then renamed the L-Series. As it turned out, the L-Series came at an important time for customers wondering when Saturn would expand its compact loaded lineup. It seems they were not pleased with what was offered in the expansion anyhow.

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