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2002 Saturn Sky Concept

The 2002 Saturn Sky Concept marked Saturn's initial foray into developing a future roadster/convertible model, showcasing innovative design elements and performance capabilities. With its compact dimensions and sporty styling, the Sky concept aimed to deliver an exhilarating driving experience while embodying Saturn's commitment to innovation.

Powered by a supercharged 2.2-liter inline-four ECOTEC engine, the Sky Concept generated 180 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque, providing impressive performance for its size. Paired with a five-speed manual transmission, this setup ensured responsive acceleration and dynamic handling, enhancing the driving experience on the road.

One of the distinctive features of the Sky Concept was its LED-powered headlights and taillights, which contributed to its unique lighting signature. Utilizing LED technology, these lamps were configured in cubes, offering advantages such as smaller size, lighter weight, and lower voltage requirements compared to conventional lamps. This not only added to the vehicle's aesthetics but also improved efficiency and visibility on the road.

Inside the cabin, Saturn designers implemented a modern and ergonomic layout, featuring an upswept character line on the steering wheel center and door panels. The instrumentation was positioned in the center of the console, deviating from the traditional location behind the steering column. This design choice allowed for a smaller steering wheel and created new storage opportunities on top of the instrument panel, optimizing space and functionality within the cockpit.