Saturn - General Motors subsidiary. It became in the early eighties clear that on a technological level automotive industry of America considerably lags behind the Japanese. And cars of the American production conceded not only on quality, but also at prime cost. Then the GM concern management also decided on quite expensive experiment under the name \"Saturn Project\" which, allegedly, cost the companies of 3.5 billion dollars and several years of hard work.
The Saturn SL2 car — high-capacity middle class was issued GM subsidiary.
The compact front-wheel four-door five-seater sedan of Saturn SL2 was issued from 1990 to 1995. Second generation of model made during the period from 1995 to 2003. In a line of Saturn the SL model was replaced with the sedan of ION presented in 2002.
Initially the car was positioned as available model at the price of the bottom middle class.
Saturn SL2 was issued in several options of a complete set with various power equipment. The last generation of model equipped with the productive 1,9-liter motor which accelerated the car to 100 km/h in 9 seconds.
It is worth carrying well completed, ergonomic salon to other distinctive features of Saturn SL2 in practical finishing, excellent road behavior and reliable work of clusters and units.
The engine displacement of 1.9 and 126 h.p. of stick shift or automatic shift, the drive forward, weight is about 1100 kg, very fast, brakes disk all.
Body around from strong plastic, a cowl and a luggage carrier iron, all details of a body removable on bolts. Landing in salon low, but clearance sufficient.
On December 2, 2008 at meeting of the Congress of the USA representatives of General Motors declared the intention to develop and support 4 main brands (Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC), having thus refused Saturn, Pontiac, Hummer and Saab.
In February, 2009 of GM reported about the decision to leave brand. In June of the same year the concern declared possibility of sale of Saturn to Penske group of companies. On September 30, 2009 negotiations on sale came to a standstill.
After transaction failure about Saturn purchase by Penske group of companies in September, 2009, General Motors declared the termination of release of cars of this brand. On October 31, 2010 became the last afternoon in the history of the company.