A model of Saturn Ion is a compact car that was first presented by the American motor-car company General Motors under the brand of Saturn in 2003. This model is built on the base of platform of GM Delta. A car Saturn Ion came on changing before the produced model of Saturn S-Series. Despite this, Saturn Ion also qualitative model car of those cars ever produced. And it's wonderful.
The car Saturn Ion presented in 2003 was equipped by the four-cylinder engine of DOHC Ecotec by volume of a 2.2 L. and by power of 140 hp. An engine was later offered by volume of a 2.4 L., power of that made 170 hp.
Offered transmissions it was two. A model could be equipped by either the 5-step mechanical gear-box of Getrag F23 or 5-step automatic transmission of Aisin AF23. Also cars could be equipped by VTi CVT.
The model of Ion was accessible in two variants of basket: compartment and sedan. Modification with the basket of compartment carried the name Â«Quad CoupeÂ» for the presence of small doors in the back-end of car. From features, touching a salon, it is needed to mark a device panel that is in the middle torpedo, but not after a steering wheel.
In 2004, the special top version of model of Saturn Ion was presented under the name Â«Red LineÂ». The car was equipped turbocharged by a four-cylinder engine power of that grew to 205 hp, and also new more reliable model of 5-step mechanical gear-box, - Getrag F35. The brake system was improved. The sporting seats of Recaro were set in a salon. The special version of Â«SEÂ» (Special Edition) was this year presented similarly.
She was presented in a basket sedan and two-tone possessed the leather finishing of salon, embroidered carpets, chrome-plated by the union coupling of the exhaust system, and also mirror of back kind with the automatic darkening, compass and temperature indicator. A version was accessible in three variants of color: black (Black Onyx), red (Chili Pepper Red), and blue (Electric Blue).
In 2005 on changing before the used automatic transmission and variator with a new 4-step Â«automatÂ» came 4 - speed 4T45 - E. Also this year forehand at cars in a basket sedan was renewed.
In 2007 engine power by volume of a 2.2 L. grew to 145 hp, and motor by volume of a 2.4 L. to 175 hp.
In March, 2007 the production of model of Saturn Ion was completed, and a car under the name Saturn Astra that is now produced under the brand of Opel (Opel Astra), came into his place.