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Kiss My Astra Contest Winner

Kiss My Astra Contest Winner

SaturnFans.com congratulates 'Kiss My Astra' contest winner May Mulford on the delivery of her brand new 2008 Saturn Astra.

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!

Saturn's Hip Little Hatchback

From BusinessWeek.com: As gasoline prices continue to soar, U.S. drivers will probably start buying more small, European-style cars. The new Saturn is virtually identical to the Continental European Opel Astra, the British Vauxhall Astra, and the Australian Holden Astra. That's a good thing when it comes to handling.

Automobile Magazine Advertising Supplement with Fold-out and Removable Poster

Automobile Magazine Advertising Supplement with Fold-out and Removable Poster

Virtually peruse through this beautifully produced multi-page Saturn full-line ad published by Automobile magazine in their April '08 issue. Look for the fold-out and removable poster-sized picture of a bright red 2008 Saturn Astra 3-door XR inside the last page.

New Low-Cost GM Hybrid System Previewed in Geneva, Will Debut in North America by 2010

General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner

As another key element in its overall global strategy to improve fuel economy and reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions, General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner announced yesterday that GM will introduce a second-generation version of the GM Hybrid System with a new, more powerful lithium-ion battery.

2010 Saturn Astra Spied!

The folks at LeftlaneNews.com have posted what are believed to be pictures of the next-generation Saturn Astra. The new car, which according to the auto site, will be sold "as a Saturn in North America, an Opel in Germany, Holden in Australia, and a Vauxhall in Britain," is expected to arrive in 2010.

Astra Has Starring Role in Movie 'Vantage Point'

Saturn fans, particularly those of the all-new Astra, may want to take trip to your local theater to see this week's top box office movie: Vantage Point. The Astra, which is sold under different GM brand names around the world, was reportedly featured in "long action car chase scenes," according to one Saturn fan who sent me a short synopsis after seeing the movie this past weekend.

2008 Saturn Full Line Brochure

2008 Saturn Full Line Brochure

Feel free to kick the tires. Go ahead and knock yourself out. Just know it's not the best way to judge a car. No matter what dad said. Judge the full line of 2008 Saturn vehicles by reading about them. And driving them.

Saab 9-1 May Hint at Next Saturn Astra

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Next-Generation Saturn Astra?

General Motors' Saab unit is set to unveil a subcompact hatchback concept that some insiders say may also provide a preview of the next-generation Saturn Astra. The Saab 9-1, an "entirely new concept car," Edmunds.com's Inside Line reported the folks from General Motors Europe as saying earlier this month, will make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show on March 3rd.

That's a Saturn Astra Video

General Motors took a trip to Pacific Beach in sunny California with a brand new 2008 Saturn Astra to put on a small experiment. They covered up all the Saturn logos to see if people would recognize just what brand of car they were looking at. Hear what they had to say before they learned the vehicle in front of them was a Saturn.

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Saturn Brings Back 0% Financing as the Company Boosts Production of Popular Fuel Efficient Models

Yesterday General Motors announced a series of initiatives designed to jumpstart June sales of its 2008 models, and grow volume in certain key segments of the marketplace. To boost sales, the company plans a "72 Hour Sale" with 0% financing and cash back opportunities on "over 80%" of its vehicles, according to Automotive News.