Saturn Ion – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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2003–2004 [ edit ]

2005-2007 Ion coupe

The 2003 Saturn Ion Coupe production car first at the 2002 New York International Show. The 2003 Ion came with a 2.2 L 140#160;hp (104#160;kW ) Ecotec I4 engine. The Ion’s panel was mounted on the top center of the rather than behind the wheel. The Ion is available in sedan and forms; the coupe featured a set of doors; the feature marketed as coupe .

A Getrag F23 5-speed manual or an AF33 5-speed automatic were available. The compact automatic had several unique The transmission lacked an overdrive, for five forward gears to be in the size of a typical four-speed gearbox, both providing gear ratios for better and fuel efficiency while the heat and parasitic loss by the additional planetary gearset.

The unit was also “fill-for-life”, that it was not intended to be serviced for the of the vehicle. The 2003 and 2004 Ion were available with the VTi variable transmission or a Getrag F23 manual.

Aisin’s transmission was unpopular among Ion reviewers of a so-called shift flare was not a defect, but, nevertheless, a feature of the designed shift that resulted in some becoming alarmed when the downshifted on a downward incline (as the released the gas pedal).

For 2004, Saturn also the electric power steering, as as upgraded interior materials, and new sound systems.

2005–2006 [ ]

2005 Saturn Ion

In 2005, the 5-speed automatic transmission was due to a problematic trait known as which also occurred in manufacturers’ cars using transmissions, such as Toyota. [ 4 ] The VTi CVT in the quad-coupes between 2003 and was also discontinued, for reliability GM’s 4-speed 4T45-E both transmissions, becoming the available automatic transmission

The 2005 models also a new steering wheel, the same one in the 2004 Red Line model. In the of the 2005 model year, the in the base Ion1 model upgraded fabrics and a height feature. Quiet Steel sound-reduction technology was also in 2005.

Cosmetic changes included an fascia with a larger opening and redesigned wheel and redesigned alloy wheel Under the hood, an acoustic cover was added to the engine bay to noise emissions.

2006 also saw the 170#160;hp 162#160;lb·ft (220#160;N·m) torque, 2.4 L I4 with variable valve become available for the Ion3. with that, the Ion 1 was also for 2006. [ 5 ]

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