2007 Chicago Auto Show: 2008 Saturn Vue Red Line

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Saturn is preparing a few models for this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Even though the show doesn’t open to the public until Friday — or to the press until Wednesday — the company is showing some early glimpses of what will be atop the twirling pedestals. The Vue Red Line is the hotrodded version of Saturn’s radically redesigned compact SUV.

The Red Line comes with a 250 hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission with manual controls standard. Front-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive optional.  The regular, non-Red Line Vue features a V-6 option but that engine produces 215-hp.  There will also be exclusive black interior, leather sport seats with suede inserts and a bunch of Red Line logos inside and out.

The 2008 Vue Red Line will go on sale late summer/early fall.

Related:
2006 L.A. Auto Show: 2008 Saturn Vue

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By David Thomas | February 5, 2007 | Comments (6)

Comments 

Larry

I guess it's safe to assume that GM has figured out how to build a quality V6 and will not be relying on Honda anymore? I called two Saturn dealers and got two different answers.

rksmann@yahoo.com

Gee whiz. Exactly how many vehicles have an exclusive black interior?

The Red Line looks pretty good. But announcing the Green line is a placeholder until the good one arrives in late 2008 seems a poor tactic.

Back to black. Black interiors are murderous here in the AZ summer. And generally not all that pleasant anywhere. And nothing shows dust and lint more.

A lot of people won't consider black. But it looks good in the studio and at car shows. So why listen to car buyers.

I think you're wrong about black interior since it hides dirt better than most other interiors, it also hides build quality really well, so if you're buying a cheap car its usually better to go with black than a tan for example. But yeah it gets hot. It's exclusive because it has suede inserts and the seats will actually be different seats than the regular vue.

as for the hybrid i agree it's a bit weird, but hey the current one is pretty good IMO.

Ken L.

I think the Green Line looks more mature, whereas the Red Line looks more like the "Cute Line". Guys, stay away!!!

Marty K.

I just returned from Germany and rented an Opel Astra for one week. This Saturn is the same car with a different name.

It was the 5 door with A/T. I liked the handling, seating and performance. I mentioned to my German friend, I wish this car was available in the U.S.

Yes, I had it on the Autobahn at 160km about 100mph and the car felt stable. I drove it about 1200km over a week in various highway and city situations. The car responed very well under all conditions including wet and dry roads.

I would like to buy this car next year but prefer it was under a Chevy name instead of Saturn. Great car, I was very impressed. Cars don't normally impress me but this one did.

Marty K.

I just returned from Germany and rented an Opel Astra for one week. This Saturn is the same car with a different name.

It was the 5 door with A/T. I liked the handling, seating and performance. I mentioned to my German friend, I wish this car was available in the U.S.

Yes, I had it on the Autobahn at 160km about 100mph and the car felt stable. I drove it about 1200km over a week in various highway and city situations. The car responed very well under all conditions including wet and dry roads.

I would like to buy this car next year but prefer it was under a Chevy name instead of Saturn. Great car, I was very impressed. Cars don't normally impress me but this one did.

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