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Aura
Deletions
(QPE) P215/60R16 touring, blackwall tires
(QAD) P225/50R17 touring, blackwall tires
(QD1) 16" 5-spoke machined alloy wheels
(LZ4) 3.5L Variable Valve Timing V6 engine
(NW9) traction control
(MN5) 4-speed automatic transmission
Exterior color (15U) Golden Cashmere
Exterior color (40U) Cream White
Exterior color (53U) Bronzed Pewter
Exterior color (67U) Silver Pearl
(19B) Black cloth

New Features
(QGG) P215/55R17 touring, blackwall tires are standard on all models but XR V6 Sedan
Exterior paint color (17U) Quick Silver

Exterior paint color (50U) Polar White

Exterior paint color (51U) Gold Mist

Exterior paint color (92U) Silver Moss

(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system is included and only available with (PCM) Preferred Package on XE Sedan and standard on XR Sedans

Changes
ZZV69 is now the XR 4-cylinder model
ZZX69 is the XR V6 model

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/do...gionID=1&divisionID=10&vehicleID=6856&type=0#

Aura Greenline
Deletions
(QPE) P215/60R16 touring, blackwall tires
(QD1) 16" 5-spoke machined alloy wheels
Exterior color (15U) Golden Cashmere
Exterior color (40U) Cream White
Exterior color (53U) Bronzed Pewter
Exterior color (67U) Silver Pearl

New Features
Exterior paint color (17U) Quick Silver

Exterior paint color (50U) Polar White

Exterior paint color (51U) Gold Mist

Exterior paint color (92U) Silver Moss

(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system is included and only available with (PCM) Preferred Package
(QGG) P215/55R17 touring, blackwall tires
(PFG) Wheels 17" (43.2 cm) twin-spoke machined alloy


http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/do...gionID=1&divisionID=10&vehicleID=6857&type=0#

Outlook
Deletions
Exterior paint color (67U) Silver Pearl
Exterior paint color (78U) Ocean Mist
(US9) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible 6-disc in-dash CD changer
(UQG) 10-speaker enhanced system with subwoofer and amplifier
(LY7) 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 engine
(PCU) Advanced Audio Package

New Features
Exterior paint color (17U) Quick Silver

Exterior paint color (92U) Silver Moss

(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
(UQS) Bose 5.1 Surround Sound 9_speaker system with subwoofer and amplifier
(UQA) Bose 9-speaker system with subwoofer and amplifier
(QQD) P255/55R20-107J all-season, blackwall, touring tires
(PDJ) 4 - 20" x 7.5" machined painted spoke wheels
(LLT) 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 D1 Direct Injection engine
(UBS) XM Nav Traffic

Changes
(PCU) Bose Audio Package replaced by 2 new audio packages (PCJ) Bose Audio Package and (PCN) Bose Surround Sound Audio Package
(QT6) 4 - 19" x 7.5" (48.3 cm x 19.1 cm) polished aluminum wheels were included and only available with (PCZ) Touring Package on XR models are now Standard on XR models
(QS6) 4 - 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) machined aluminum wheels were Standard on XR models, are now Standard on XE models

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/do...gionID=1&divisionID=10&vehicleID=6858&type=0#

Sky
Deletions
(25U) Midnight Blue exterior color
(72U) Bluestone exterior color

New Features
(48U) Evening Blue exterior color

(79U) Ruby Red exterior color

(UPF) Bluetooth phone interface is standard on ZMG67and is included on ZMB67 with (PCQ) Premium Trim Package

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/do...gionID=1&divisionID=10&vehicleID=6859&type=0#

Vue
Deletions
(15U) Silver Pearl exterior color
(56U) Sunburst Orange exterior color
(67U) Silver Pearl exterior color

New Features
(17U) Quick Silver exterior color

(51U) Goldmist exterior color

(61U) Aquamarine exterior color

(UPF) Bluetooth for phone

Changes
(U3U) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player and DVD-based navigation is no longer available on XE models

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/do...gionID=1&divisionID=10&vehicleID=6860&type=0#

Vue Greenline
Deletions
(15U) Golden Cashmere exterior color
(56U) Sunburst Orange exterior color
(67U) Silver Pearl exterior color

New Features
(17U) Quick Silver exterior color

(51U) Goldmist exterior color

(61U) Aquamarine exterior color

ZLU26 V6 Green Line model
(AP3) Remote vehicle starter system

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/do...gionID=1&divisionID=10&vehicleID=6861&type=0#
 

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Glad to see the Outlook will get the 3.6L DI engine. The Outlook needs serious help in the fuel economy dept., this will definitely be a plus!
 

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I was really happy to find out that there would be a 4-cyl/6-speed XR model until I saw that it lacked the V6 XR's 18" wheels, automatic climate control and fog lamps. WHY? Why can't GM offer premium features in cars with the "smaller" engine like so many of its competitors?

I do think the Outlook changes are great however :)

And they discontinued the bluestone color on the Sky making mine that much more of a rarity :)
 

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I dont think its a half bad color either. But I do hate that they got rid of the sunburst orange, but I know i am in the minority there.
Sunburst Orange does not sell. I like it and so do most people, they just stick with traditional colors.

That Aqua Marine looks like the color we saw when the VUE Debuted. I'm pretty sure it was not Sea Mist Green that debuted the VUE.
 

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Any chance they're not releasing info on the Astra because of holding back info they don't want the public to know about yet?
I don't know, but I wish they would. I have to decide between an '08 and an '09. But check out this quote from AutoblogGreen:

Next year, the U.S. Astra will get a smaller 1.4L turbo engine with similar power to the current unit but improved economy and, hopefully, the four speed automatic will also go away in favor of a six speed.
I'm not sure if they are speculating on the turbo or if they have actual information. Here's the link:

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/04/13/saturn-astra-reviews-get-mixed-reviews-of-fuel-economy/
 

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I'm going to trust my source that the Astra RL will be released.

Not sure how much I buy into those guys on there...especially if they think GM will be putting a 6 speed auto in with a 1.4L turbo. I highly doubt that would be done.
I'd say it's a toss up......with all of Putz-o's moaning about CAFE, I'd say the possibility shouldn't immediately be discounted....
 

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I'd say it's a toss up......with all of Putz-o's moaning about CAFE, I'd say the possibility shouldn't immediately be discounted....
Yeah but it doesn't go into effect until 2020 and it just means the total avg of all the cars made has to be 35mpg. They could make 20 XEs and XRs and for every 5 RLs and still be fine. Hell...the ratio of ION RLs wasn't even that high. There were so few RLs produced...
 

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Yeah but it doesn't go into effect until 2020 and it just means the total avg of all the cars made has to be 35mpg.
Under the US government's "Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007", the standard rises each year from 2011 until it hits 35 mpg in 2020.

So the automakers can't just ignore CAFE until 2018 and then start working towards 35 mpg for 2020. If they don't make major changes, they're going to get hit with big fines by 2011 that will just get worse each year.

On the other hand, I read that the CAFE rules in the law use older EPA mileage standards, not the new ones. So even though the 2008 Malibu is rated for mileage 22/30 under the 2008 EPA fuel economy standards, it's counted under the previous EPA fuel measurement system as 25/33 against GM's CAFE requirements.
 

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I'm going to trust my source that the Astra RL will be released.

Not sure how much I buy into those guys on there...especially if they think GM will be putting a 6 speed auto in with a 1.4L turbo. I highly doubt that would be done.
There will be a 1.4l Turbo with a 6 speed automatic transmission for the new
Meriva!! So why not for the Astra?
But i doubt that it would be for 09!!! Maybe for Delta2!!!
 

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There will be a 1.4l Turbo with a 6 speed automatic transmission for the new
Meriva!! So why not for the Astra?
But i doubt that it would be for 09!!! Maybe for Delta2!!!
Well there are tons of ECOTECs over in Europe that get a 6 speed manual. Why didn't it ever come here in the Cobalt SS, ION RL, SKY RL, Solstice GXP, Astra, etc? Just kind of the way it goes with GM...it's always a toss up.

Under the US government's "Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007", the standard rises each year from 2011 until it hits 35 mpg in 2020.

So the automakers can't just ignore CAFE until 2018 and then start working towards 35 mpg for 2020. If they don't make major changes, they're going to get hit with big fines by 2011 that will just get worse each year.

On the other hand, I read that the CAFE rules in the law use older EPA mileage standards, not the new ones. So even though the 2008 Malibu is rated for mileage 22/30 under the 2008 EPA fuel economy standards, it's counted under the previous EPA fuel measurement system as 25/33 against GM's CAFE requirements.
Well that's good to know because I was wondering with the 2008 MY new SAE ratings, it's not really helping everything work out.

I have tried searching, but is there anything on how exactly the alternative fuel vehicles will be played into this? Like the DMAX V8TT engine for the 2500 and 3500s?
 
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