About Saturn SC1
The Saturn SC1 joined the Saturn S series of General Motor in 1993 while the whole series was first produced and marketed in 1990 for the 1991 model year. The series used a self-developed Z platform of Saturn's own, leaving little common with other GM series models. The assembly lines of the model lay in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The series had a 12-year lifespan as it was closed in 2002 to make way for newer models such as its successor, the Saturn Ion. During the 12 years, the Saturn S series was able to leave 3 generations behind.
The Saturn SC1 wasn't introduced to the market with the debut of the whole series as SC2 was able to. It was added to the SC level in 1993 as an option for the installation of a Single Overhead Cam engine. The 1.9L SOHC LKO inline-four engine parts were paired with either an MP2 manual transmission or an MP6 automatic transmission. With these together, the vehicle was provided with 85 horsepower. Later in 1995, the power was lifted to 100 horsepower. The SOHC engine differed from the DOHC (Dual Overhead Cam) engine in gear ratios, allowing it to be the more efficient one. However, the Saturn SC1 lacked a rear trunk lid reflector and a rear stabilizer bar when compared to the SC2.
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In 1997, the Saturn SC1 welcomed the second generation. The vehicle was given a curvier look on the exterior for having an equal wheelbase to other model types. This also enabled a slight increase in the interior space. In 1999, a front-opening door was added to the driver's side. The addition of the door enabled easier access to both the front and the rear seats. The clamshell door was designed to be unable to open unless the front door was open for safety considerations.
The last generation of the Saturn SC1 brought a redesign in the model in 2000. The previous bodywork was kept while being facelifted with new front and rear fascia. The body control module system and the powertrain control system were added along with new headlamps, tail lamps, front fenders, and door panels.