2008 Models

Saturn Astra Named Safest for Under $25k

In last month's issue of Car and Driver, the magazine profiled the Top 10 safest vehicles available for under $25,000. The 2008 Saturn Astra topped their list.

Astra 'Fast and Fun' Says Magazine

Automotive News calls the upcoming 2008 Saturn Astra "fast and fun" in the latest issue, which hit newstands today. The news publication profiled the European engineered and built 3- and 5-door hatchback in the article. Here are some excerpts:

Be the First to Drive, Buy the '08 Astra

Saturn is inviting you to be among the first in America to drive the all-new 2008 Astra hatchback. Like the car itself, the new Astra website was designed by Saturn to reach out and engage prospective compact car buyers.

Saturn Announces Pricing for All-New 2008 Astra Model Range

The all-new 2008 Saturn Astra will not only provide a European flavor and taut ride-and-handling characteristics to the North American market, but will also offer a wide range of standard equipment, safety features, and very good fuel economy for an MSRP of under $16,000.

NYIAS Recap: 2008 Vue Red Line

If you live in the New York metropolitan area, I strongly encourage you to hop into your Saturn and drive over to the Jacob Javits Convention Center this week. On display, you'll find the completely revitalized Saturn lineup. The oldest model on hand is the Saturn Sky roadster. I just got back from my trip to NYC last week, and I'm in the process of formating and uploading all of my photos.

Watch the Astra Unveiling

It was unveiled earlier this month at the Chicago Auto Show, but if you weren't there to see it in person, now is your chance. Enjoy the video below of the media debut of the 2008 Saturn Astra 3- and 5-door hatchbacks. Both models replace this existing Ion sedan and quad coupe. They will be available at Saturn stores later this year.

Astra Will be Profitable

With the exception for a year or two in the mid-1990s Saturn has struggled to make money selling small cars. Not so when it comes to the European-sourced, Opel-based 2008 Saturn Astra due in Saturn stores later this year.

All-New 2008 Saturn Astra Brings Award-Winning European Small Car to North America

Saturn announced the addition of the all-new 2008 Astra to its lineup, bringing a decidedly European flavor to the North American compact car market. It is packed with a wide range of standard equipment and safety features, and delivers sporty performance with very good fuel economy.

Chicago Auto Show Debuts Confirmed

General Motors and Saturn have confirmed plans to introduce the all-new 2008 Saturn Astra, along with the 2008 Vue Red Line and Vue Green Line hybrid at the Chicago Auto Show next week. The Astra marks the fifth all-new vehicle in Saturn's lineup, and is the last step in a complete reinvention of the brand's showroom in less than 20 months.

Lajdziak Teases with Astra Tidbits

Saturn General Manager Jill Lajdziak posted a story on the GM Fastlane blog today teasing us with a few new details about the brand's replacement for the compact Ion sedan and quad coupe: the 2008 Saturn Astra. The Astra will make its formal debut at the Chicago Auto Show next month.

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GM's 10 Most Significant Cars of the Past 100 Years

1991 Saturn SC

Any way you slice it, 100 years is a long time. Few companies have marked such a milestone, but later this year General Motors will clock its one-hundredth anniversary. The company's celebration started last week and it will continue all year long online and at events across the country.