Future Cars

2008 Saturn Aura

The current Saturn product line is not made up of the clever vehicles that once defined the hip young brand. They are instead dull, awkward blobs of plastic. But Saturn is now ready to win back a customer base with wonderfully Opel-like cars such as the Sky sports car and this beautiful sedan called the Aura. Saturn general manager Jill Lajdziak calls this a “sneak peek at a new generation of emotionally compelling Saturn vehicles,” and we hope that claim turns out to be true.

This stylish sedan, which shows the future of the Saturn L-Series, rides on nineteen-inch wheels, features a panoramic roof, and uses Cadillac‘s excellent 250-hp 3.6-liter V-6 with variable valve timing, as well as a six-speed automatic transmission. What this car shows is that Saturn and General Motors are finally making an effort to gain global recognition as GM’s loyal customers are disappearing faster than Yankees fans after a failed season.

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Buying Guide

2008 Saturn Aura

Fair Market Price $6,255 Hybrid Sedan

EPA MPG:

22 City / 30 Hwy

Horse Power:

169 @ 6400

Torque:

160 @ 4500