Vue V6 models, which feature a 250-horsepower engine and best-in-class (compact V6 SUVs) 28 miles per gallon EPA highway fuel economy, also have a reduced price. The VUE V6 model starts with a base MSRP of $21,990, down over $1,200 from last year.
All Vues feature a new front-end design and a restyled interior, with new accents on the dash, a new center console and a more premium appearance. Saturn has also made the Vue's power package standard, including power windows, door locks and side-view mirrors; remote keyless entry; cruise control; automatic headlights; map lights and an auto-dimming mirror with compass and outside temperature gauge.
Pricing levels for the Saturn Ion have also been restructured. For example, the MSRP for a popularly-equipped Ion 2 sedan (with optional air-conditioning and automatic transmission) has been reduced by nearly $1,500 to $14,350. Similarly, the price of the 205-horsepower Ion Red Line has been reduced to $19,990, down nearly $1,500 from 2005.
All 2006 Vue and Ion models feature all-new radios with an auxiliary input jack that allows for plug and play connectivity with devices such as an iPod.
The MSRP for the seven-passenger Relay 2 sport van has been reduced by about $900 to $23,590.
In addition, all Saturn vehicles feature the OnStar safety and security system as standard equipment, along with one-year of free Safe Sound service.
Saturn also has announced plans to introduce three new vehicles next year: the Sky roadster, Aura midsize sedan and the Outlook midsize crossover utility vehicle.
For more information, visit www.saturn.com.