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Latest model: Oldsmobile Intrigue 2002
The Oldsmobile Intrigue was a mid-size sedan produced from 1998 via 2002 by the Oldsmobile division of Basic Motors. The Oldsmobile Intrigue's layout cues were first seen in 1995 with the Oldsmobile Antares concept vehicle. The Oldsmobile Intrigue was the first casualty in the phase-out workflow of Oldsmobile.
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The Oldsmobile Intrigue was developed to compete more with Japanese automobiles, and replaced the Cutlass Supreme. It went into production on May 5, 1997. It was alike to a range of mid-sized sedans from other GM divisions, including the Buick Century, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Monte Carlo and the Pontiac Grand Prix. The Oldsmobile Intrigue diverged from its siblings in its chassis tuning, equipment, and some dimensions. Wheelbase, for instance, was 1. 5 inches shorter for the Oldsmobile Intrigue than the Grand Prix.
All Oldsmobile Intrigues were built at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, where the Grand Prix was also built (the Buick Century and Regal, and the Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo were all built in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada). For the 1999 model year, a new, sophisticated DOHC 3. 5L "shortstar" motor, a six-cylinder based on the GM Northstar V8, was presented. On June 14, 2002, the final Oldsmobile Intrigue rolled off the assembly line, as part of the Final 500 Collectors Edition.
Year-to-year changes1999: For the beginning of this model year, the DOHC 3. 5 L "shortstar" motor was traditional in the top-line GLS and auxillary on mid-level GL and base GX models. Later, it became traditional on all models. Decklids now wore Oldsmobile badge (in the previous model year, there was a complaint that some people couldn't tell that Oldsmobile Intrigues were Oldsmobiles). All models now got a thicker, leather-wrapped helm. New to the feature list was Gm's Onstar emergency/communications system. 2000: New to the feature list for 2000 was an antiskid system named the Precision Control System. Precision Control System was developed to help keep the vehicle on its tailored path by selective braking of one or more individual wheels. Though auxillary on all models, GX consumers had to order auxillary traction control to get the new antiskid system. Heated performance front seatings were now traditional on GLS models. Retained accessory performance was traditional this year. "oldsmobile" emblem on deck lid is larger than on 1999 models. A new gold-trim suite was also available. 2001: On GX models, traction control became auxillary instead of traditional. New traditional automatic headlights were now traditional on all models. Luxury Leather and Precision Sport feature packages were also available for this year. 2002: GLS models now featured a two-tone dashboard with sterling accents, as well as traditional Homelink, sunroof, and driver lumbar. All models featured new family of radios with RDS and traditional CD player (borrowed from the newly-redesigned Aurora). Tropic Teal and Indigo Blue were two new look colours. All models had new LATCH (lower Anchor and Top tether for Children) in three back bench positions. Sun & Audio suite was available on GL models (includes Bose audio system and sunroof). New winchester headliner was inside. Production of the Oldsmobile Intrigue ended in June 2002 as part of the phaseout of the Oldsmobile make.