At the introduction of the new Oldsmobile in 1994 project a brand new look in the perception of the Olds enthusiast to the brand. The new Oldsmobile Aurora, though possess the tradition of the Olds, features a mixture of modern vehicle and sophistication of the old. In short, the Oldsmobile Aurora possesses power, luxury, and style.
The 1995 Aurora, model year that was released in 1994, shared the chassis with the Buick Riviera. But other than that, it has no part similar whatsoever to any other cars including other Olds vehicle for that matter. That is why the Aurora was very unique from the rest of the vehicles on the road. It housed a 250-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 with dual-overhead camshafts engine, the only engine available for the car, which is combined with the electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission with Performance and Normal shift modes incorporating it. The only model came with antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and traction control with an on/off switch as standard features. It was set to compete and match the beauty of the BMW 540i, Mercedes-Benz E430, and Lexus LS400.
In the following years, Aurora was modified and the flows were removed from the car making it more responsive to the driver. During the following release of the Aurora, additions such as daytime running lights and the elimination of the distortion in the rear window were made. Electronic compass, a changed mirror, an in-dash CD player with an optional Bose speakers and 12-disc CD player were added the following year. As the flagship model of the Oldsmobile, the Aurora became better and better year after year.
Another great addition to the Aurora was the improvement of the suspension and steering. This made the car stable and very comfortable to ride. The availability of OnStar is another great addition to the Aurora. In 1999, the last year before the flagship is removed to the model; the Aurora changed and improved more. From mirrors to suspensions, Oldsmobile dedicate their effort to make Aurora the best in its class. Aurora was not produced in 2000 but returned in 2001 where it became smaller luxury sedan. The new Aurora is quiet, fast, luxurious and comfortable. With two engines to choose from (3.5 litre V6, DOHC, 24 valves and the 250 horsepower 4.0 litre V8 engine), the Aurora couldn't get any better.