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"Caught masquerading “bra-less” for the first time by snapper Chris Doane, the 2008 Saturn Vue looks to be almost showroom-ready. Sans camo, the front end reveals a pair of eagles-head lenses and lower fascia that mimics a skid plate between a pair of fog lamps. The rear reveals a high-set bumper, along with almond-shaped headlamps with round brake light elements. Note that the prototype’s rear fascia has cutouts for two exhausts, although this particular model only has a single exit unit.

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Brenda Priddy & Co. report that the four-door GMT319 will be assembled at General Motors’ Ramos Arizpe, Mexico plant. According to her sources, the new Vue will be motivated by a 2.4-liter inline four with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. Options may include a pair of V-6s, and reportedly not one, but two separate Green Line models. How’s that? The less advanced Green line will utilize a Belt Alternator System (BAS) with the 2.4-liter, and the second will use GM’s 3.6-liter V-6 and incorporate a hybrid system jointly developed with DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, and BMW.

Downstream, Priddy believes that crossover enthusiasts can expect a 3.6-liter Redline model, which should be good for around 300 horsepower."

looks sharp! :thumbsup:

Edited by Northstar

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"...and on the 3rd day, the Lord said, thou shalt not post my spy photos or thou shall suffer from a burning case of syphilis and your home will be overrunneth with snakes"

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Whoops, I forgot about that, I'll edit the post and link to them instead.

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The mirrors are terrible. I think it's safe to say this is the worst new Saturn, and it's also the only one that wasn't designed here.

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Just be glad it's not a CR-V. Edited by thegriffon

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Interior looks pretty nice, exterior reminds me of a Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sportage. Kinda let down...the PreVue concept looked great. Of course, going to wait till official pics come out before passing on full final judgement.

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The mirrors are terrible. I think it's safe to say this is the worst new Saturn, and it's also the only one that wasn't designed here.

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agree about the mirrors... as far as the worst...? we'll see when the "wagon aura" and astra comes over... for final product comparos

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this thing is Daewoo all the way to the bank.

it looks too narrow and too small. But really, the outlook sales gains will offset any vue sales losses. Only thing is the size of this may be deficient realted to the RAV4, CRV, and new Outbanger.

I hope saturn doesn't screw this up. the current vue has near mid sized space. I bet the current vue is close to the original 4 dr blazer in seating size and almost in cargo size. if they lose space in transition and it becomes more Caliber size they are screwed.

Edited by regfootball

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What's with the GMC Acadia-esque headlights? Could this really be the GMC (nee Pontiac) Torrent replacement with a Saturn grille? There's just way too much unpainted black plastic for a brand that supposedly is going upscale. Very little chrome accents are used, unlike on other newer Saturns. To top it off, they place a strip of chrome on the rear hatch that looks out of place (unless, more of that black plastic will be painted on the production version and more chrome accents will be added). I'll save my final judgement until the official pictures are released, but I'll say this - the OUTLOOK is 10x better looking than the NG VUE. I won't be holding my breath here.

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it does seem a little less edgy. i think they are going for "cute ute".

i'm assuming, however, the red line version is gonna be a lot more macho and defined in the front. if that's true, than i can deal with this for the base models.

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The interior is okay...., I would expect nothing less from GM.

But I don't like the exterior though, too hyundai. I was expecting something a little more edgy. I love Edgy. Heh, oh well, I think it will do alright.

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