The Opelization of Saturn continues with the all-new Vue, which is virtually identical to the Opel Antara.
The Vue will be available in three trim levels and three engines when it goes on sale in the late spring or early summer of 2007. The front-wheel drive Vue XE is powered by a 164 hp 2.4-liter four, while all-wheel drive XEs get a 215 hp 3.5-liter V6. The higher-end Vue XR and Red Line get GM's newer 250 hp 3.6-liter V6 with available with all wheel drive. The four-cylinder engine comes mated to a four-speed automatic transmission with a five-speed manual becoming available later in the year. Both V6 engines come with a new six-speed automatic. A hybrid Green Line model will become available later in the year.
The European styling lends itself well to Saturn and the brand's signature grille. The sloping roof gives the vehicle a sportier look. A particularly interesting styling feature is the gray molding on the fenders that incorporates a turn signal repeater.The interior is also straight out of the Opel and is on par with the quality and refinement bar set for Saturn by the Aura. The "sea of gray" that GM has been infamous for gives way for an attractive two-tone design featuring chrome accents on much of the interior trim, including vents, speakers and gauges. Standard and optional features are plentiful, including an eight-way power seat for the driver, an MP3-capable CD system, navigation system, and electronic climate control.
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