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General Motors tried to keep the Saturn brand alive and introduced the Astra on the North American continent in January 2008, but that was not enough.

Developed mainly for the European continent, the Astra was a nameplate used by Opel and Vauxhall. It was available in a few shapes. On the other hand, Saturn took only the three- and the five-door version for the U.S. market. The latter was also featured in the Transformers movie series, but that couldn't help the young brand survive the economic crisis.

In Europe, the Astra was already on the market since 2004, but it took GM some time to unveil it at the NAIAS 2008. The American version came with a simpler design, featuring fewer aerodynamic sculptures on the front bumper. Yet, the V-shaped front bumper and apron were kept, along with the side-scoops for the foglamps. Moreover, a Saturn-specific chromed slat adorned the grille.

Inside, apart from the steering wheel and the badge, everything was carried over from the European Astra. Fortunately, that came with the zero-gravity seats that customers appreciated on longer trips. But the car provided everything a regular driver needed, such as power windows and locks, AC, and a decent stereo. Moreover, an infotainment system was available as an option. However, it wasn't as performant as the one installed on its European sibling.

Under the hood, GM installed a 1.8-liter gasoline engine that provided a healthy 140 ponies, which were just enough to move a family around a city.

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SATURN Astra (5 Doors) 2008 - 2010
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  • 1.8L 5MT (140 HP)

SATURN Astra (5 Doors) 1.8L 5MT (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 5MT (140 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1796 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 6300 RPM
140 HP @ 6300 RPM
138 BHP @ 6300 RPM
Torque
125 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
170 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130.5 mph (210 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
69 in (1753 mm)
Height
57.4 in (1458 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.6/58.6 in (1,488/1,488 mm)
Wheelbase
102.9 in (2614 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.8 in (173 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.2 cuFT (345 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2778 lbs (1260 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
Highway
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
Combined
33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
169 g/km
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