|Model Years||2007 – 2010|
|Assembly Location||Wilmington Assembly Plant, Delaware, USA|
|Engine(s)||NA 2.4L LE5 I4, T 2.0 LNF I4|
|Transmission(s)||Aisin AR5 5-Speed Manual, GM 54L0-E 5-Speed Auto|
*Engine Key: NA – Naturally Aspirated, SC – Supercharged, T – Turbocharged, TT – Twin-turbocharged
The Saturn Sky debuted in 2006, entered the market as a 2007 model year vehicle, and was discontinued after the 2010 model year. Roughly 35,000 units were built during this time. All in all, the convertible was well-received, with reviewers likening it and to a domestic Mazda Miata, though it was never really a sales success.
The base Saturn Sky offered a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, dubbed the LE5, which produced 177 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. The Sky Red Line spruced things up with a turbocharged four-banger, which was designated by the LNF engine code. The boosted engine had a stout output of 260 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, which was enough to propel the two-seater from zero to sixty miles in nearly five seconds flat; 5.2 with an automatic transmission, to be exact. Notably, the Aisin AR-5 manual transmission was also utilized by the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, Hummer H3, Isuzu Trooper, and the three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot.
The Saturn Sky was built on the Kappa platform, which means it shares the same underpinnings as the Pontiac Solstice, Opel GT, and Daewoo G2X. Special edition variants include the Carbon Flash, Hydro Blue, and Red Line Ruby Red models.
|2007 Saturn Sky||First model year|
|2008 Saturn Sky||Second model year|
|2009 Saturn Sky||Third model year|
|2010 Saturn Sky||Final model year|
As mentioned, the Saturn Sky was only produced from the 2007 to 2010 model years. The primary reason for the cancellation was Penske Automotive’s inability to secure a potential manufacturer for future Saturn products, as the deal between Penske and The General stipulated that GM had to produce three Saturn models for the next three years. Since Penske couldn’t make the deal happen. Due to the stipulations in the government bailout following GM’s bankruptcy, the automaker was forced to end the Saturn brand altogether, as well as Pontiac and Hummer, which also resulted in the closure of GM’s Lordstown assembly plant in 2009.
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Low rate of thermal events found. A very big engine for a very little car.
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Low rate of thermal events found.
A very big engine for a very little car.
- Saturn Sky Red Line