General Motors Purge Spreads to Canada

Derek Abma from the Financial Post: Windsor's Transmission Plant will shut down for a week starting Monday as GM adjusts inventory. When the plant reopens February 23, the 1000 unionized production workers will start rotating layoffs that are expected to continue indefinitely as a result of slumping vehicle sales. The Windsor factory - which makes transmissions for the Chevrolet Malibu and HHR, Pontiac G5 and G6, and Saturn Aura and Vue - is scheduled to close in June 2010.

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Saturn Announces Upcoming Performance Line

Answering the performance desires of customers, Saturn is developing a series of performance vehicles and released an artist's conceptual rendering of a specially modified Ion quad coupe at the 2002 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas with production slated for 2004.