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Saturn to Import More Astras

Strong demand for the 2008 Saturn Astra has the General Motors brand reportedly rethinking the number of European-built compact hatchbacks it plans to import into the United States.

Saturn Astra Tuner Concept Unveiled at 2007 SEMA Show

With its lean, taught bodywork stretched over a long wheelbase and wide track, the all-new Saturn Astra has an undeniably sporty stance. Fortunately, its European-inspired driving dynamics and energetic 1.8L Ecotec engine back up those aggressive good looks with commensurate performance, making the Astra prime material for all-out tuner treatment.

Modified Astra to be Unveiled at SEMA

General Motors announced yesterday that Saturn will unveil a modified Astra at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show next week. Marking the introduction of the all-new Astra sport-compact, Saturn will show off a tuner-inspired example that uses subtle exterior and chassis mods, as well as unique wheels, to give the car a street-wise stance.

'08 Saturn Astra Overview

The 2008 Saturn Astra adds to Saturn's growing product portfolio as the fifth all-new product since early 2006. It is a unique offering in the American compact car segment that melds an unmistakably European driving feel with Saturn's unparalleled ownership experience.

2008 Astra's Precise Driving Experience Has European Roots and Was Fine-Tuned in America

The Saturn Astra's driving experience was born on the demanding mountain switchbacks and high-speed motorways of Europe, but fine-tuned in the United States to suit North America's unique driving conditions. It is a driving experience characterized by direct, linear steering that complements exceptionally precise handling and smooth ride traits.

Astra Safety Features

From a body structure designed to manage crash energy to numerous active and passive occupant-protecting technologies, the 2008 Saturn Astra features a comprehensive list of safety systems that make it one of the safest vehicles in its class.

Saturn Astra's Taut Design Reinforces its Fun-to-Drive Promise

When the '08 Saturn Astra arrives later this year, the first thing people will notice is its striking exterior design. It shares familial genes with its Opel cousin, while maintaining an unmistakably Saturn flair. It is a detailed design that incorporates signature styling cues, including a bold, bright grille bar with prominent Saturn logo.

'08 Astra Standard and Option Equipment

Here's a list of the standard and optional equipment available on the 2008 Saturn Astra.

All-New 2008 Saturn Astra Brings European Style to U.S.

The all-new 2008 Saturn Astra brings a decidedly European flavor to the North American compact car market. It is packed with a wide range of standard equipment and safety features, and delivers sporty performance with very good fuel economy.

2008 Saturn Astra Vehicle Highlights

Here's a look a some of the highlights of the upcoming 2008 Saturn Astra compact 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks.

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On what could be the eve of an official announcement from General Motors about the future of its former import-fighting brand, Saturn fans are anxiously waiting for news that will bring some closure to what's been an emotionally charged time - I can't even imagine how Saturn employees and retailers have felt going through this process.