2007 Saturn Astra Tuner


(from General Motors Press Release)  With its lean, taut bodywork stretched over a long wheelbase and wide track, the all-new Saturn Astra has an undeniably sporty stance. Fortunately, its European-inspired driving dynamics and energetic 1.8L Ecotec engine back up those aggressive good looks with commensurate performance, making the Astra prime material for all-out tuner treatment. Saturn got the ball rolling at SEMA with the Astra Tuner, a concept vehicle that applies some of the latest bolt-on performance and appearance components to show whats possible with this all-new compact. The Astra Tuner is based on a production XR three-door and features approximately 20 more horsepower and a lowered ride height. Numerous exterior enhancements including 19-inch wheels give the car a racier look. It may be the first, but this unique Saturn certainly wont be the last personalized Astra.

Vehicle highlights:

Astra XR three-door

  • 1.8L Ecotec DOHC four-cylinder with approximately 160 horsepower, via exhaust header, cold-air intake and modified throttle body

  • Five-speed manual transmission

  • Lowered ride height

  • New front and rear fascia extensions

  • New grille surround finish

  • Tinted headlamps, taillamps and windows

  • Rear center-outlet exhaust

  • Production side moldings deleted

  • High-performance Recaro seats

  • Unique interior trim

  • Unique sill plates and parking brake handle

  • GM Accessories (production and concept)

    OPC 19-inch wheels (concept)

  • OPC rockers (concept)

  • OPC rear spoiler

  • GMA pedals (part number 93183691)

  • Blaupunkt sound system

  • Serious Wheels