The redesigned 2006 Saturn Vue Red Line combines bold new styling and proven performance with surprising fuel economy and a lower price. The compact SUV will make its first public appearance at the 2005 California International Auto Show in Anaheim, Oct. 5-9.
The Vue Red Line's new look starts with a unique front grille that is inspired by the highly acclaimed 2007 Saturn Sky roadster and the Saturn Aura sedan concept. The vehicle's chrome bar and integrated jeweled Saturn badge are hallmarks of the brand's new design direction. The distinctive grille is matched with a new fascias and body-color 360-degree ground effects for a sleek, streamlined look.
Distinctive interior features for the new Vue Red Line include ebony leather-appointed seats with suede fabric inserts; ebony carpet and safety belts; six-way power driver seat adjuster and a unique instrument cluster faceplate and metallic foot pedals.
A unique item on the new Vue Red Line is ambient lower lighting that illuminates the front and rear foot well areas. The light can be changed from "Cool Blue" to "Warm Amber" with a switch located on the center stack.
In addition, the Red Line model Vue benefits from the interior enhancements made to the entire Vue lineup for 2006, including a redesigned center stack, new center storage console, steering wheel with audio controls and a new family of upgraded radios.
The 2006 Vue Red Line with front-wheel drive will carry a suggested retail price of $24,485, down $1,240 for a similarly equipped 2005 model year vehicle.
The Vue Red Line comes standard with the 3.5L V-6, 250-horsepower engine. The V-6 front-wheel drive Vue also delivers a class-leading 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Additionally, the vehicle achieves an ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) rating.
The performance tuned Vue's stiffened suspension is lowered more than one inch (26 mm) and the vehicle rides on aggressively styled 18-inch aluminum wheels with P245/50R18 performance tires, a combination that contributes both to sportier handling and a "slammed" appearance. The electric power steering is calibrated for a sporty feel. The Vue Red Line is available in both front- and all-wheel drive.
The restyled Vue is the latest vehicle to join Saturn's expanding product portfolio. It will be followed next year by the Saturn Sky roadster, Vue Green Line Hybrid, Aura midsize sedan and Outlook crossover mid-utility.