But then, next to that paragraph, they show a picture of an obviously non-Kappa, front wheel driven compact! Blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda....Interestingly, Opel recently announced the introduction of a future compact convertible model that will sport an electro-hydraulically operated, retractable steel roof. GM says little about the new Saturn Sky's convertible top operation, but if it shares architecture with Opel's new roadster, which may make sense, a retractable hardtop could be on the way.
Oh, I hadn't thought about the added benifit of "improving morale among sales staff".... "We will spend whatever it takes to make our knowledgeable sales staff content!! Anything else is just an added bonus!".... Now it makes sense! :smileNo matter how well the two roadsters perform on the sales charts, however, the Solstice and Sky will fulfill their first duty of providing an image enhancing halo over the brands each represents, attracting new buyers into their respective dealer showrooms and improving morale among sales staff.
Indicates to me that this article is merely speculating on the top. I'd expect to have a manual-only operated cloth or vinyl top like the Solstice.... GM says little about the new Saturn Sky's convertible top operation, but if it shares architecture with Opel's new roadster, which may make sense, a retractable hardtop could be on the way. ...
I'd love a retractable hardtop but doubt either the Solstice/Sky will get one. Much less road noise when the top is up, greater rigidity, not slashable and they usually look nicer than cloth. Sure they weigh more but they could use reinforced fiberglass to cut down on that. For those of us that don't live in places where it is summer year round I think the pluses of hardtops are very appealing. If only the new SLK350 was about $20,000 cheaper.brentil said:It's really spiffy. They show how the electric top works on that small car, how it uses trunk space, how much stuff you can fit in the trunk (two golf bags apparently), and a really spiffy storage compartment behind the front seats like we've speculated with the Solstice.
Unfortunately GM should have thought of that before announcing that they were naming the new roadster the Sky. By giving it the same name, they risked tying it in with the original Sky concept with many people.brentil said:Oh wow, you're right. Saturn/GM really needs to get their PR people on that. Because personally, I wouldn't want any product being thought of as the old Sky concept.
:glol Too :lol Much... :smash inuendo :lol must.... refrain :crazy :cryin :glolsolsticeman said:I said before that I thought that "Sky" was a stupid name...
Azteks... you had me crying, I was laughing so hard!!! I've got a fifteen foot pole, if you want to touch it :lol :lol