|ALL-NEW 2008 SATURN ASTRA BRINGS AWARD-WINNING EUROPEAN SMALL CAR TO NORTH AMERICA
The Saturn Astra will be offered in three-door and five-door models, each underpinned by a taught, European-bred suspension that delivers a sharp, responsive driving experience. Power comes from a 1.8L Ecotec four-cylinder engine that is both energetic and economical, delivering 140 horsepower (104 kW) and good fuel economy.
'In Europe, the Astra's combination of style, performance, safety technology and fuel efficiency have made it a hit with owners and auto critics alike,' said Jill Lajdziak, Saturn general manager. 'Now, Saturn is bringing the newly restyled Astra to North America and marrying it with our celebrated customer experience.'
The Astra will go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year. It is the fifth product in a complete revamp of Saturn's product lineup. In fact, when the Astra hits showrooms, the 'oldest' vehicle in Saturn's portfolio will be the Sky roadster, which debuted in March 2006. Other new models include the all-new Aura sedan, the redesigned Vue compact crossover – including the Vue Green Line hybrid – and the Outlook crossover.
The Astra has a clean, contemporary design that is infused with Saturn's signature styling cues, including a bold, bright grille bar with prominent Saturn logo. Both the three-door and five-door models are distinguished from their European relatives with unique front and rear fascias that conform to North American bumper standards.
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Engine Configuration I
Displacement 1.80 L | 109.8 cu in. | 1799.6 cc.
Valves 16 valves.
4 valves per cylinder.
Horsepower 140.00 BHP (103 KW) @ 6300.00 RPM
Torque 126.00 Ft-Lbs (170.9 NM) @ 3800.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio 20.2 LB /
HP / Liter 77.8 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Petrol
Fuel Feed Fuel Injected
Ignition System VVT: Electronic direct
1st Gear 3.73
2nd Gear 2.14
3rd Gear 1.41
4th Gear 1.12
5th Gear 0.89
Final Drive 3.94
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