When the first Saturn came out in the late 80s, it already had the competitive edge it is known for today. Head-on collision with other car manufacturers in developing ideas for new models was no problem, as Saturn had a reputation for high quality. Because of this, it was able to earn a loyal customer base that had followed its innovations for years now.
What differentiates Saturn models from all the other cars in the market today is the fact that they are the only vehicles which use polymer vertical body panels attached to a steel-space frame. This feature was first seen on the '91 S-Series model and has been employed eversince.
The same feature is also present on the Saturn VUE, the vehicle launched by Saturn as its answer to Honda's CRV. A compact sports utility vehicle, it is especially designed to be approachable, not intimidating like most of its counterparts. The entirety of the Saturn VUE's skin has polymer panels, but the hood, roof and liftgate are steel. While this is so, the inner parts provide the strength and rigidity that is required for improved ride and great handling, including improved safety performance.
The VUE is available with an on-demand all-wheel-drive system. The rear seat has a 70/30 fold-down design, and the front passenger seat can be folded down as well. In addition to these features are car accessories and parts that perform as well: Saturn VUE adapters, air filters, bugshields, bumper guards, car covers, cargo liners, electric window crank systems, floor mats, lug nuts, nerf bars and oil filters. For the Saturn VUE body parts, employed are A/C condensers, front bumpers, front fenders, hoods, hubcaps, front lights, mirrors, radiators and wheels.
The 2004 Saturn VUE incorporates new innovations in its already outstanding lineup of car parts for its Red Line trim package: V6 engine, sport-tuned suspension with lowered ride height, 18-inch wheels, monochromatic color scheme, revised front fascia and rocker panel extensions. All designed to attract the young and hip, these parts constitute what should definitely be called the car for the new generation'.
For a utility vehicle, the Saturn VUE doesn't come as bulky or as massive as those within the category. It is a vehicle which has the cargo-carrying capacity and heightened driving position of a family car in the guise of a compact. Utility vehicles are especially designed to give power car performance to those who engage in more dynamic type of activities. For the Saturn VUE, car parts do the task of keeping the car up with the demands of its owner. This is one quality of Saturn VUE which could make other utility vehicles simply move over.