Interesting Facts about the Saturn LW200
- The LW200 was part of the new model designations released by General Motors for the L-series in 2001. During that time, GM developers also equipped the new units with larger fuel tanks for better performance and efficiency, and shoulder seat belts for additional safety. It was also a deviation from the previous nomenclature of the Saturn wagons, which were formerly known as LW1 and LW2.
- The Saturn L-series designs were based on the same structures used in the production of the large family car, Opel Vectra. Opel is a German automobile company and subsidiary of General Motors. The same structure paved the way for the LW200's rigid body, which perfectly matches the size of the vehicle.
- Despite being manufactured based on Opel's Vectra model, the developers of the Saturn LW200 saw to it that the vehicle would cater to the needs and demands of consumers in the United States. The LW200 units were also built in General Motors' Delaware plant.
- The L-series, where the LW200 is part of, made use of the polymer panels that are common among Saturn models. This feature makes the wagon resistant of rust and dent, thereby allowing owners to keep it looking new and classy. These panels are attached to a steel frame that supports the entire body of the LW200 and looks the same way as other Saturn models do.
- The LW200 is often praised for its agility and stability, especially when making turns even on high speed. This is one of the features developed by the Saturn engineers alongside the much improved suspension system and automatic transmission.
- Some of the unique features that the Saturn LW200 boasts of are the 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine, the power driver's seat, and the liftgate, which is known as one of the easiest to operate even with one hand.
- General Motors' Saturn L-series only stayed in the market for five years. After officially being introduced in 2000, GM ordered for the cancellation of the series for the 2005 model year due to poor sales and repeated complaints on its quality. During its entire run, GM was able to produce a total of 406,300 units for the Saturn L-series.