Saturn's new line-up combines performance with fuel efficiency

The 2009 Aura XE and XR four-cylinder Saturn models achieve Environmental Protection Agency's highest non-hybrid fuel economy in its segment

Mumbai: The Saturn Aura mid-size sport sedan proves that fuel efficiency, style and spaciousness can all ride comfortably in the same car. Three out of four Aura models achieve EPA highway fuel economy greater than 30 mpg. Saturn is a division of the General Motors Corporation.

With an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 33 mpg, Aura XE and XR four-cylinder models top the segment. Estimated city fuel economy for the XE and XR four-cylinder models is 22 mpg city; combined fuel economy is 26 mpg.

The Aura Hybrid, featuring the affordable GM Hybrid system, is rated at 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.

Saturn's 2009 product lineup includes the Outlook crossover, Vue compact SUV, Aura midsize sport sedan, Astra compact three-door and five-door, and Sky roadster. Here's a brief look at the models.

Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid
The all-new Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid is a compact SUV, which is both powerful and efficient. It is expected to deliver an estimated 50-percent fuel economy increase over the non-hybrid V-6 Vue XR, as well as a driving range of more than 500 miles (800 km). Saturn is the only brand to offer two different hybrid options on the same model.

Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid Delivering an estimated 255 horsepower (190 kW), the Vue 2 Mode Hybrid's 3.6L VVT V-6 engine with direct injection technology ensures there are no trade-offs between performance and fuel economy. Acceleration time from 0-60 is approximately 7.3 seconds, and the maximum towing load is 3,500 pounds (1,588 kg) - the same as the non-hybrid Vue XR. This direct injection engine uses regular unleaded fuel and represents one of the most sophisticated applications of its kind on a hybrid SUV.