2007 Saturn Sky
The Saturn Sky--based on the hot Pontiac Solstice--defines the brand's new face. Saturn will add the Aura (a mid-size sedan) and the Outlook (an unfortunately named large crossover sport-utility) to its lineup over the next two years, and both will echo the Sky's front-end styling. The Sky is priced to compete with the Mazda Miata and has dimensions close to the pricier Honda S2000. The sub-$25,000 Sky gets a 177-hp, 2.4-liter Ecotec four mated to manual or automatic five-speed transmissions and near 50/50 weight distribution. The Sky goes on sale in spring 2006, and we expect a subsequent Red Line model with a 260-hp turbo version of the same engine. We're wondering what sister division Pontiac thinks of the supposed budget-brand Saturn becoming more performance-oriented.