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With its dynamic design and quick and agile performance, the Sky roadster delivers a bold message about the next generation of vehicles from Saturn, an American autobrand owned by General Motors.

The Sky, which is being introduced at the North American International Auto Show and slated for production in 2006, is due to be sold in Europe under the Opel name.

The Sky roadster was inspired by the Vauxhall VX Lightning Concept - created at GM's Advanced Design Studio in Birmingham, England - signaling the adoption of an international design language for Saturn.

Its design also features a wide stance with short overhangs and 18-inch wheels pushed to the corners.

The convertible top folds completely into the rear compartment and the clamshell hood provides excellent accessibility and reinforces the sports car aura.

Projector halogen low beams and reflector optic halogen high beam headlamps extend the exterior's sophisticated look.

The design philosophy is carried through to the interior, which is driver-focused with integrated controls and displays.

The Sky also has the hardware to back up its bold styling.

It is equipped with a 2.4-litre engine with a power output of 127 kW at 6 400 r/min, while torque is 220 Nm at 4 800 r/min.


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