Saturn Relay

The Saturn Relay is a minivan that was made by General Motors. It was introduced for the 2005 model year, and was built alongside badge engineered variants, the Buick Terraza, the Chevrolet Uplander, and the Pontiac Montana SV6 in Doraville, Georgia.

Saturn Relay
Saturn Relay.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerGeneral Motors
ProductionJune 20, 2004 – November 17, 2006
Model years2005–2007
AssemblyDoraville Assembly, Doraville, Georgia, United States
Body and chassis
ClassMinivan
Body style4-door minivan
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
PlatformU-body/GMT201
RelatedBuick GL8
Buick Terraza
Chevrolet Uplander
Pontiac Montana SV6
Chevrolet Venture
Oldsmobile Silhouette
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase121.1 in (3,076 mm)
Length204.9 in (5,204 mm)
Width72.0 in (1,829 mm)
Height2005: 72.0 in (1,829 mm)
2006–07: 68.6 in (1,742 mm)
Curb weight4,426 lb (2,008 kg)
Chronology
PredecessorOldsmobile Silhouette
SuccessorSaturn Outlook
Saturn Relay rear

The Relay was introduced with a 3.5 L LX9 V6 that generates 200 hp (149 kW) and 220 lb⋅ft (300 N⋅m) torque, going from 0-60 mph in the 9-second range. For 2006, a 3.9 L LZ9 V6, with 240 hp (179 kW) and 240 lb·ft (332 Nm) torque, was added as an option, which delivered faster acceleration and better response than the 3.5L engine. For 2007, the 3.5 L V6 was dropped, leaving the 3.9 L as the base engine. Consequently, the optional AWD system was also dropped, since it could not handle the torque of the 3.9 L engine. Also in 2007, the Relay received an optional flex-fuel engine but only for fleet applications.[1] The Relay scored three "Good"s (the highest possible score) and two "acceptable"s (the second highest possible score) in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests. In terms of gas mileage, the Relay is rated at 19 miles per US gallon (12 L/100 km; 23 mpg‑imp) city, 25 miles per US gallon (9.4 L/100 km; 30 mpg‑imp) highway.

The Relay started at US$22,850. There were three available trim levels, 1, 2, 3. The Relay 3 was available in front-wheel drive and in all-wheel drive. All Relays seat seven via folding/removable 2nd row captains chairs and a 50/50 third-row bench. The third-row bench folds flat, but did not fold entirely into the floor. OnStar assistance and a DVD rear entertainment system came standard on all Relays. A navigation system was optional on Relay 3s. Side airbags were optional on the Relay. The Relay was discontinued after the 2007 model year and was replaced by the 2007 Saturn Outlook.

ChangesEdit

2006Edit

2006 models added the GM logos on the front doors.

2007Edit

The final model year of the Relay. The Saturn logos had been dropped from the front doors, and the all-wheel drive option was no longer available. The Relay was discontinued after the 2007 model year. The Doraville Assembly plant closed in September 2008. The last 2007 Relay rolled off the line on November 17, 2006. The Relay was replaced by the 8-passenger, Lambda-based Saturn Outlook crossover SUV.

SalesEdit

Calendar year US Sales
2004 1,563[2]
2005 15,758
2006 7,171
2007 1,474
2008 163

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 Saturn Relay". General Motors. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  2. ^ "GM Deliveries 1996 - 2005".

External linksEdit

  Media related to Saturn Relay at Wikimedia Commons