The History of Saturn

Saturn Corporation is an American automobile company specializing in passenger cars and a division of General Motors. Headquarters is located in Troy (suburb of Detroit). The company was founded in 1984 to produce inexpensive compact cars.

In 1990, a new Saturn plant went into operation in Tennessee. The company offers cars with coupe, sedan and station wagon bodies. These cars are easy to drive and economical, which, combined with a fairly attractive appearance and a low price, ensures a good demand for them.

It was the Saturn division that produced the first mass-produced electric car from General Motors. It was a two-seat EV1 with a streamlined, aerodynamic body, equipped with a three-phase AC electric motor integrated with a two-speed transmission and differential. The vehicle is complete with an environmentally friendly, recyclable battery.

The Saturn S-Series, lower-middle class cars, debuted back in 1991. All models of this series (SL sedan, SW station wagon and SC coupe) feature several levels of basic equipment. The SW1/SW2 station wagon and SC1/SC2 coupe have only two standard equipment levels, and the main difference between them is in engine power. The SC1/SC2 bodies are distinguished by the original concealed third door of the 'hinged' type, which appeared on these machines in 1999 model year, the latest modification of the S-series - spring 2000.

The Saturn L-Series was introduced in the fall of 2000. This is a front-wheel-drive mid-range car. The sedan LS1 and station wagon LW2, are equipped with manual and automatic transmissions.

In Detroit, in 2000, the Saturn CV1 Concept, all-wheel-drive minivan was presented. It is equipped with a 137-horsepower, 2.2 liter four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission.

The first ever Saturn SUV, which premiered in October 2000 at the Miami International Motor Show, now has its own name - Saturn VUE. VUE is a free transliteration of the English word 'view'. Engines are either four-cylinder (138 hp) or six-cylinder with 181 hp. There are front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. Saturn VUE is meant to compete with such cars as Honda CR-V, Suzuki Grand Vitara and Mazda Tribute.

In 2002, Saturn has made a slight restyling of its mid-size Saturn L-Series car, which is available in both sedan and wagon versions. The new truck differs from the previous version with a modified body design, as well as a significantly redesigned interior.

Unveiled at the 2002 New York International Auto Show, the all-new Saturn ION sedan and 'quad coupe' will replace the aging sedan (SL, SL1, SL2) and coupe (SC1, SC2) of the S-series. Do not forget to use Saturn VIN decoder in order to avoid potential problems when buying a used car.

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