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Old 07-22-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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Alot of good info on upcoming Saturn Lineup (good pictures) I will post 2 pictures from many.
First 2011 Signal




Trim Levels
Base: XE
Up-level: XR

Introduction

Known in Europe as the Opel Corsa, the Saturn Signal is one of the new models in our expanded Saturn lineup. As evidenced by the growth in subcompact vehicles for sale or planned for sale in the US market, customers have been desiring small, fuel efficient vehicles. Signal is Saturnís entry into that market and one of Saturnís niche models. We know now that the next generation Corsa will be sold in the US as a Saturn, as it will be designed to meet safety and cost standards required for sale in the US. Knowing this, including the Corsa as a Saturn was a must for our Dream Saturn Lineup. Fitting in smartly with the rest of the Saturn lineup, the Signal is an upscale subcompact with beautiful design. Itís RL (Corsa OPC in Europe) model should be the only sports subcompact on sale in the US market. XE, powered by an 125 HP Inline 4, is the inexpensive fuel sipping base model. XR the upscale model of the lineup, is powered by an 145 HP Inline 4. XE and XR models are available with a diesel engine. The latest Corsa has just been introduced, and the next production generation model wonít debut until around MY 2011. The name for the subcompact Saturn being brought to NA is unknown; whether it will carry the name Corsa is yet to be decided.

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Vehicle Type: 3 Door Subcompact Hatchback and 5-Door Hatchback
Size Comparison:
Competitors: Ford Fiesta, Mini Cooper
Base Platform: Gamma
Drive Wheels: FWD
Engines:
XE: 1.6L 125HP Inline 4/ Optional CDI Engine - Starting at $14,150
XR: 1.6L 145HP Inline 4/ Optional CDI Engine - Starting at $17,150
RL: 1.6L 200HP Turbocharged Inline 4 - Starting at $20,000
Transmissions: 6 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Sentronic


Trim Levels
Base: XE
Mid-level: GL
Up-level: XR

Introduction

Some have mentioned the possibility of Saturn becoming the second or perhaps the largest GM brand sometime in the future. That day is far in the future, but it can certainly never be in the realm of possibility without a wider and more diverse product lineup. Part of that larger, more diverse lineup is the 2010 Saturn Switch, a GM entry into the Sport Utility Truck (SUT) market and the first non-body on frame GM "truck". As this segment class looks more appealing to potential buyers, GM would be wise to field an entry into this market early in the game, and establish a foothold. GM should be quick to jump on emerging segments; it's what will help propel sales forward. One look at it's only competitor and you realize there is potential as it is not hard to be the best in this segment, inside and out.


Based on an enhanced and strengthened Lambda platform suitable for more heavy duty use, the AWD Switch is powered by a class leading 3.6L 300HP HF V6 and is the first to offer a V-8 engine in this segment, forcing it's primary competitor into an awkward market position. Another first for the segment is the Dual Mode Hybrid System, mated to a 3.6L HF V6 making 255 HP and getting excellent fuel economy. Great fuel economy would be the standard across the board, as the Switch would benefit from GM's extensive fuel economy work on the GMT-900's. GM brings it's innovations in the BOF Truck segment to the Switch, of which include Mid-Gate, AFM and the Dual Mode Hybrid System.

The Switch would help continue Saturn's new found reputation for refinement, competence and establish an image of being on top of the latest market trends. Certainly no replacement for the real, BOF trucks, the Saturn would help GM establish a position in this market without damaging the deserving reputations of traditional GM truck brands Chevy and GMC. Our proposed Switch arrives in 2010 as a 2011 model.

Specifications Sheet

Vehicle Type: Large 4-Door 5-Passenger Sport Utility Truck (SUT)
Size Comparison: Honda Ridgeline
Competitors: Honda Ridgeline
Base Platform: Enhanced Lambda
Drive Wheels: AWD
Engines:
XE: 3.6L 300HP HF V-6 - Starting at $27,650
GL: 3.6L 255HP HF V6 w/Dual Mode Hybrid System - Starting at $28,500
XR: 4.6L 380HP "Ultra" V-8 - Starting at $35,950
Transmissions: 6 speed Automatic
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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2011 huh? looks like GM wants to make Saturn, Ford's Mazda.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
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The Ridgeline didn't work very well as a Chevy, so they'll try it as a Saturn?

The other thing is just ugly, impractical, and will never look like that once it moves beyond a concept.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:49 PM   #4
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That hatch looks hot and I hope that they build it. It would be a great auto-xer!
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:05 PM   #5
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Looks like the new Scirocco in the back
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:52 PM   #6
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I like everything about the Signal except for the name. That's a horrible thing to call a car. If you told someone that you just bought a Signal, they'd ask which intersection it's hanging over.

The Switch is the new Aztek unless they fix that styling... which is really sad considering how well the rest of the lineup is styled.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:39 PM   #7
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why couldnt the switch work?

I mean the Ford Explorer Sport Trac sells so .....


eh nevermind
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:24 PM   #8
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The Signal looks quite nice and seems to share the same new Saturn/Opel 'design language' as the GTC concept:



Too bad it's so far into the future though.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:56 AM   #9
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The Ridgeline didn't work very well as a Chevy, so they'll try it as a Saturn?

The other thing is just ugly, impractical, and will never look like that once it moves beyond a concept.
First of all, the Avalanche came way before the Ridgeline, and second of all, it worked out very well for them and they still make and sell a lot of them.

The switch, with the dual mode hybrid and their midgate system is a good deal at $28,500 if it's true.
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:18 AM   #10
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i thought the ridgeline was a honda? WTF?
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:36 AM   #11
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First of all, the Avalanche came way before the Ridgeline, and second of all, it worked out very well for them and they still make and sell a lot of them.
I meant Avalanche. And no, I don't think that it's been that good of a current success, considering truck sales are down.
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:16 PM   #12
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Both of those look fantastic. Even the Switch seems like a decent compromise truck.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:09 PM   #13
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looks like saturn will no longer be the no hassle metal box anymore
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:52 PM   #14
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The updated Aura looks sharp!
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:37 PM   #15
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I know everyone has brought this up many times, but really, even the Next gen Astra and Aura will both offer AWD. Really, Subaru has nothing unique about it anymore, and styling isn't looking all that great. I know that these Saturns are only concepts right now, but if they really look like that, then I don't know how Subaru is going to manage in the future.
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