New Hatchback Praised as GM's Star Small Car

From Charleston.net: Climbing into the Saturn Astra, which replaces the Ion sedan, I close the door. Thunk. It closes with a solidity I rarely have experienced in a General Motors product. And the seats! They actually have firm side bolsters and a firm, supportive feel. They're perfect for the weekend autocross enthusiast. As I twist the key and the four-cylinder comes alive, I slip into gear and drive off. That's when the revelation really begins.

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Michigan Saturn Retailers Remain Hopeful as GM Charts Changes

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West Michigan television station WZZV Channel 13 spoke to Ron Macearn, General Manager of the Suburban Collection, owner of all the Saturn retail facilities in Michigan, about General Motors' to plans to possibly sell or close the once independent Saturn brand. WZZM 13 News reports that Macean told the station that they find the development "very disappointing. It's a very successful brand for us and we remain optimistic."