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Eighteen 2009 General Motors Models Achieve 30 MPG or More on the Highway

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For 2009, General Motors offers 18 models in the U.S. that get 30 miles per gallon on the highway, more than is expected of any other automaker. They include cars, crossovers and SUVs from GM’s Saturn, Chevrolet, and Pontiac brands. GM is not only poised to lead the industry again this year, but it also leads in subcompact and midsize non-hybrid car segments.

General Motors Employee Pricing Sale Extended to September 30th; 2009 Aura, Outlook, and Sky Added to the Program

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General Motors announced today that the company will extend it's popular 100th anniversary employee pricing sale until the end of September. The sale "helped drive additional showroom traffic and our dealers are giving us some very enthusiastic feedback," said Mark LaNeve, vice president of GM North America Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. "We had our best sales month so far in 2008." As a result, he said GM "added 19 additional 2009 models to the eligible list of vehicles because our 2008 stock on dealer lots is rapidly disappearing." Among the 2009 models added today were the Saturn Aura sedan, Outlook crossover, and Sky roadster.

Overall Saturn Sales Down 3.5% in August, While the Vue Skyrockets 46%

Saturn's overall August sales fell 3.5% last month as retailers sold 20,385 vehicles, down from 21,117 in August of '07. Comparatively speaking, thought, the brand more than held its own in a very tough market. GM's overall sales were down 20.3% last month, Ford fell 26.5%, Toyota's were down 9.4%, and even Honda's sales came in 7.3% lower.

2009 Saturn Aura XR 4-Cylinder Test Drive Yields an Impressive 39 Highway MPG

Automotive Addict's Harvey Schwartz spent some time behind the wheel of Saturn's new 2009 Aura XR, now available with GM's tried-and-true 2.4L 4-cylinder powerplant and 6-speed automatic transmission. Schwartz thinks the three are a winning "no compromises" combination, as he was able to record an incredible 39 mpg on the highway.

Saturn to Offer Radios with USB Ports for Music Players on Select 2009 Models

The Associated Press says that Saturn will begin offering some of its 2009 models with stereos that include USB ports later in the model year. "The new radios will allow customers to play music from iPods or MP3 players," writes the AP, "while charging many of the devices through a USB port like the ones found on most computers."

Forbes: Saturn Astra, Aura Rank Among the Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient American Cars

General Motors and Saturn scored well in a recent list of the top 10 most economical American cars. According to the editors at Forbes.com, the 2009 Saturn Aura 2.4L offers an EPA combined fuel economy of 26 mpg, while the Saturn Astra - when equipped with either a manual or automatic transmission - provide a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg.

GM "100th Anniversary" Employee Pricing Commercial Features Real Saturn, GM Workers

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General Motors featured real workers in the "GM 100th Anniversary" employee pricing ads that have been airing on network and cable television channels for the past week. Among the employees featured in the commercial are a handful of current and former Saturn folks, although not positioned where you might expect them to be.

Midsize Aura Expands Lineup for 2009 Model Year

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Neal White from the Texas Waxahachie Daily Light newspaper recently drove a 2009 Saturn Aura XR 2.4L. "The Aura is a very sophisticated vehicle," he said. "The styling fit and finish and appointments are top notch." Read more about what he had to say below, and follow the link at the bottom of the post to read his full report on Saturn's changes to the '09 Aura.

Analysis: Saturn Employee Pricing Presents Good Prices, No Haggling

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David Thomas from Cars.com's Kicking Tires blog analyzed Saturn's new Employee Discount promotion and concluded that the company is offering some pretty impressive deals. According to Thomas' calculations, buyers can save up to $4,691 on a 2008 Aura XR, $4,158 on a Outlook AWD XR, and $3,395 on a Vue XE... just to name a few models. Read the excerpt from his report, and then click through to read the full article that also includes the details behind his calculations.

Saturn to Offer Cashback Bonus in Addition to Special Employee Pricing on Remaining 2008 Vehicles

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Yesterday General Motors announced its "GM 100th Anniversary Sales Event," offering customers employee pricing on virtually its entire lineup of in stock and remaining 2008 model year vehicles - including Saturns. The sale will run from August 20 through September 2, 2008. In addition to the special pricing, sources tell SaturnFans.com that Saturn plans to offer cashback bonus incentives on top of the discounted employee pricing.

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Another New Saturn Ad on Yahoo!

Another New Saturn Ad on Yahoo!

Last week, on June 11th to be more specific, Saturn once again "took over" the front page of Yahoo.com with an impressive, interactive advertisement promoting its 2008 lineup. Saturn's digital ads on Yahoo have evolved over the past few months, and this particular one is the best by far.