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.

Click the link below to read the full story on Charleston.net.

Random Article from the SaturnFans.com Archives

Report: GM Wants $2.4 Billion in Canadian Aid for Next-Generation Buick Regal

Tags:
Next-Generation Buick Regal

David Thomas from Cars.com Kicking Tires: If you think domestic automakers are only hitting up U.S. taxpayers for help, go north of the border. Canada's National Post newspaper reported today that General Motors is asking the Canadian government for $2.4 billion in aid. In exchange, it promises to bring a new Buick model — the Regal, which is already sold in China — to its Ontario plant for North American distribution. GM says it will position the Regal to compete with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, but doesn't say what its new LaCrosse — set to debut in Detroit next month — will be positioned against.