Astra

2008 Saturn Astra XE Four-Door Hatchback Test Drive

From CanadianDriver.com: Saturn sold its first cars, the S-series sedan, wagon and coupe, in 1991. That same year, GM Europe's Opel division debuted its Astra compact. Do you suppose anyone knew that, some 17 years later, the Astra would become a Saturn?

Illustration of the Next Astra?

From AutoExpress.com: Vauxhall is set to launch a fierce new attack on its bitter rival Ford with this: the next Astra. Boasting a fresh look and a wide range of engines, the striking hatchback will combine style and driver appeal like never before.

Nimble, Compact '08 Saturn Astra Hatchback Ready to Shine

From the Calgary Herald: There has been a renaissance in the Saturn lineup, starting with the boldly styled Sky roadster, the Aura sedan and the Outlook and redesigned Vue crossovers. Ironically, the Sky is now the oldest product wearing the Saturn badge, while the compact Astra is the youngster in the family.

Saturn Goes International with the Affordable Astra

From The Vail Trail: New to Saturn's lineup is the Astra, a small three- or five-door entry-level automobile which has a very international history, is imminently affordable and, while not a screamer in the power department, provides a positive replacement to the completely forgettable Ion.

Saturn's Astra Joins the Stars

From The Province: The all-new 2008 Saturn Astra is the latest example of the rewarding product-sharing alliance with the company's German cousin Opel.

Spy Photos: 2010 Saturn Astra

From Edmunds.com: The 2008 Saturn Astra has been in the U.S. less than a year, and already spy photographers have spotted its replacement testing on the Nürburgring. Like the current Astra model, the future hatchback will hit European showrooms first as an Opel model, reaching the States later wearing a Saturn badge.

Video: The Saturn Astra Sports Euro Style

KING Channel 5's correspondent Tom Voelk took Saturn's new Astra compact hatchback for a spin in this video review.

New 2010-11 Saturn Astra Spy Photos

From Jalopnik: The new Opel Astra has hit the 'Ring, giving us our best look yet at the European compact that is expected to eventually reach Saturn showrooms as well. The redesigned Astra further refines the flowing lines of the current model, with detailing and surface development likely inspired by the upcoming Opel Insignia (which replaces today's Vectra, and will also serve as a future replacement for today's Saturn Aura).

Editor's Notebook: 2008 Saturn Astra 3-Door

Read Automobile magazine's David Yochum's comments on driving the 2008 Saturn Astra 3-Door: I've heard all the warnings about the Astra's European interior labels, the weird center door-unlock button, and the extremely weak engine. But you know what? It also comes with its own cachet.

2008 Saturn Astra XR Reviewed

From AutoBlog.com: Enthusiasts here in the States have long wondered why they couldn't buy Ford and GM small cars from Europe, and at least part of the answer has been that Americans don't want to pay big bucks for premium small cars. Spiking gasoline prices have quelled that argument, and fuel economy is now towards the top of shoppers' lists when looking for a new car or truck.

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