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Sky Combines Dynamic Style, Performance with Equally-Attractive Price
MSRP of 2007 Saturn Sky to start at $23,690

DETROIT – With its combination of dynamic design and agile performance, the 2007 Saturn Sky signals a bold new direction for the Saturn brand. The vehicle’s price, however, shows the brand’s ongoing commitment to providing solid value to its buyers combined with an industry-standard purchase and ownership experience.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the well-equipped 2007 Sky starts at $23,690 for models with a 5-speed manual transmission, and $24,540 with an optional 5-speed automatic. (Both MSRPs include a $575 destination charge.)

The Sky, available this spring, is the first vehicle to feature a new look that will inspire the design of future Saturn products. The roadster will be followed this summer by the all-new Aura midsize sedan and Outlook midsize crossover utility late in 2006. These vehicles feature the same, dynamic exterior design theme, with inviting, sophisticated interiors.

“The Sky signals a whole new direction for Saturn as we dramatically grow our portfolio,” says Jill Lajdziak, Saturn’s general manager. “It blends the dynamic new design of our vehicles with a strong value proposition in its segment.”

Dynamic Design
The Sky’s exterior features a strong front end that represents the new face of Saturn, with a pronounced fender peak and a bold, chrome bar that carries an integrated Saturn badge. It has a wide, muscular stance with short overhangs and 18-inch wheels pushed to the corners for a true sports car feel. The convertible top folds completely into the rear compartment, and the clamshell hood provides excellent accessibility and reinforces the Sky’s sports car character. Halogen projector beam headlamps and foglamps extend the exterior’s sophisticated look.

The design philosophy is carried through to the Sky’s interior, which is driver-focused with integrated controls and displays. Creative use of piano black and chrome finishes combine with available leather seats and technical grains to emphasize richness and precision. Jewel-like detailing on the HVAC and lighting controls is executed with tight fits, highlighting the attention to detail.

Roadster performance
The Sky also has the athletic performance to back up its bold styling. It is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, 177-horsepower Ecotec engine with variable valve timing and a five-speed Aisin manual transmission with a short throw shifter. An available limited slip differential decreases potential wheel slippage, increasing the Sky’s performance potential ever further.

Other major standard features on the 2007 Sky include:
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and dynamic rear proportioning
  • Four-wheel independent short/long arm suspension with coil-over Bilstein monotube shocks
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows, locks, mirrors and remote keyless entry
  • Dual-stage drive and passenger airbags with Passenger Sensing System
  • AM/FM/CD Stereo with auxiliary input jack for use with portable audio players
  • The 2007 Saturn Sky will be built at GM’s Wilmington, Del., assembly facility.

SATURN SKY SPECIFICATIONS
General

Body/chassis structure:
Lower dominant, integral hydroformed tube and stamped steel structure with enclosed central tunnel

Body materials:
hydroformed stamped steel, conventional stamped steel, composite panels

Chassis material:
aluminum/steel

Front suspension:
Independent SLA w/coil over Bilstein monotube shocks, stabilizer bar

Rear suspension:
Independent SLA w/coil over Bilstein monotube shocks and toe control link, stabilizer bar

Wheels:
18 x 8 flangeless aluminum

Tires:
Goodyear Eagle RSA P245/45R18 96V

Brakes:
4-wheel disc w/ ABS and dynamic rear proportioning

Steering:
Hydraulic-assisted rack and pinion

Dimensions

Height (in / mm):
50.2 / 1274

Length (in / mm):
161.1 / 4091

Width (in / mm):
71.4 / 1813

Wheelbase (in / mm):
95.1 / 2415

Track (in / mm)

Front:
60.7 / 1543

Rear:
61.5 / 1561

Estimated curb weight
(lb / kg):
2892 / 1312 manual
2948 / 1337 automatic

Powertrain

Drivetrain:
front engine, rear-wheel drive

Engine:
2.4L DOHC I-4 Ecotec (LE5)

Displacement (cu in / cc):
145 / 2384

Horsepower (hp / kw) @ rpm:
177 / 132 @ 6600

Torque (lb-ft / Nm) @ rpm:
166 / 225 @ 4800

Transmission:
Aisin 5-speed manual (standard); 5-speed automatic (optional)



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