Astra

About.com Names Astra Among Top 10 Cars for Teens

The Cars Guide over at About.com assembled a list of the top 10 best cars for teenager drivers. In order to make the list, the online portal said vehicles had to be "reliable, easy to drive, affordable, and well suited to young, inexperienced drivers."

Astra Likely to Get Turbocharged Powerplant

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Automotive News says that General Motors will begin to offer cars with smaller, turbocharged engines to help combat rising gas prices, fuel economy concerns, and upcoming Government mandates.

Kelley Blue Book Interviews Jill Lajdziak

Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and market analyst at Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com website, talked to Saturn general manager Jill Lajdziak last week at the North American International Auto Show. The two chatted about the three vehicles Saturn unveiled at the show, as well as the brand's new, larger lineup.

More Saturn Photos from Detroit

Saturn Flextreme Concept

If you enjoyed yesterday's press conference at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, I think you'll really like the photos uploaded from the GM Style event, along with before, during, and after the product reveals. Stay tuned to SaturnFans.com for more Saturn auto show coverage throughout the week.

Celebrities, Saturn Astra Tuner Concept to Headline 'GM Style' Event this Weekend

2008 Saturn Astra Tuner Concept Photos

Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige, DJ Samantha Ronson, and Kid Rock will perform in GM Style, a car-and-star-studded affair on the Detroit riverfront this Saturday, January 12th, leading up to the 2008 North American International Auto Show.

Workers Strike Astra Plant, Production Resumes Three Hours Later

Production of the Saturn and Opel Astra resumed around 1:30pm today following a brief three hour strike that halted assembly of GM's popular compacts. "It looks like we're in the clear," a Saturn insider told SaturnFans.com this afternoon. The spontaneous strike momentarily suspended production of the Saturn Astra at a critical time.

SaturnFans.com Road Test: Saturn Hopes to Make Waves with European Astra

Pit Stop During the 2008 Saturn Astra Road Test

It seemed fitting that on the day members of the automotive media were invited to San Diego to drive the new Saturn Astra for the first time on North American soil, the southern California city was bracing for some of the biggest waves it's seen in years. Saturn, coincidentally, is hoping to make some waves of its own as it gears up to launch its all-new Astra small car.

Newspaper Predicts Astra will be Canadian Car of the Year

Next month the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) will crown the winner of the 2008 Canadian Car of the Year award. Among cars in contention for the honor is the '08 Saturn Astra.

Magazine Calls Astra 'Best Economy Car'

The 2008 Saturn Astra will be named 'Best Economy Car' at the Spanish-Language Automotive Magazine Sobre Ruedas Awards Ceremony tomorrow night in Miami, Florida.

Astra to be Available in Canada Before U.S.

Americans interested in being the first to purchase – or just ogle over – the all-new 2008 Saturn Astra at a retail facility will need to head north of the border. While the official U.S. launch date for the Astra is still set for January 2nd 2008, SaturnFans.com has learned that the first Astras bound for North America will be available later this month in Canada.

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Happy Birthday, ImSaturn!

Festive Yellow Sky

Saturn's innovative social networking site, ImSaturn, turns one year old this month, and Saturn is celebrating with a look back on the site's accomplishments and an addictive twist on the childhood game Pin the Tail on the Saturn (betcha can't just play once). In a blog post, General Manager Jill Lajdziak said her team was "thrilled" when 1000 folks joined within the first three weeks. Today, the site boasts almost 5000 members.