Chicago Preview: 2008 Saturn Astra
(www.autoinsidernews.com) вЂ" General Motors revealed the 2008 Saturn Astra, a rebadged Opel that replace the Ion, ahead of the car's public debut in a few days at the Chicago Auto Show. The Saturn Astra will be imported from Europe in 3- and 5-door models.
The 2008 Saturn Astra is powered by 1.8L Ecotec four-cylinder engine, delivering 140-hp a will get up to 34 mpg highway. The engine is mated to 5-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic, reports Trend.
The Astra will be offered in base XE and higher end XR for the 5-door, and XR only for the 3-door. 5-door Astras will ride on standard 16-inch wheels, with available 17-inch aluminum wheels. Astra 3-door models come standard with 17-inch aluminum wheels, with available 18-inch aluminum wheels and performance tires.
The 2008 Saturn Astra will go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year.