Saturn Vue suv
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Make: Saturn
Model: Vue suv
Saturn Vue suv

The VUE was launched for the 2002 model year and was designed entirely by Saturn. It is assembled at the Spring Hill Saturn plant on a unibody platform that is shared with the Chevrolet Equinox, the Pontiac Torrent and the European Opel Antara. The first generation ran for a span of five years from model year 2002-2007. The Saturn VUE is a mid-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle from General Motors' Saturn marquee. It was notably the first vehicle to use the GM Theta platform. In fact, the VUE is the oldest model in the Saturn lineup since the demise of the L-Series in 2005. This is not all that surprising though given that it is an SUV which is in a segment that continues to boom even with the rising cost of fuel. Under the hood, four-cylinder VUEs use the Ecotec I4. Other options previously existed, but starting in 2004, all 6-cylinder VUEs were equipped with the 250 hp Honda-manufactured L66 engine and a Honda transmission. The four-cylinder VUE was offered with the VTi continuously variable transmission until GM dropped it for 2005. Saturn showcased a special high-performance line of vehicles in 2004 under the moniker, Red Line. The VUE Red Line contains the 250 hp L66 V6 and a sportier suspension tuning for improved performance. Further, 18 inch alloy wheels, ground-effect front bumpers, chrome exhaust tips, special black leather and suede seats, foot well lighting and a special gauge cluster are also included. Further, special interior features include a better audio system. The high-performance VUE Red Line was joined in 2007 by an environmentally friendly Green Line model. This model is a mild hybrid, using what GM calls a belt alternator starter system. Under this system, a large electric motor is connected to the crankshaft via a special accessory drive belt, with a modified automatic transmission.

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