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Bob Lutz Kisses Saturn's Astra, Has an Aura and Sky in His Garage

Bob Lutz Kisses Saturn's Astra, Has an Aura and Sky in His Garage

GM vice chairman Robert Lutz poses with his lips up against the side of a 2008 Saturn Astra XR. The brand says he was among the first Saturn fans to submit a photo for the "Kiss My Astra" national photo contest. As an employee of General Motors, however, Mr. Lutz in not eligible to win.

Saturn Will Soon Offer a Wider Array of Hybrids than Any Other Brand

General Motors Hybrid Vehicle Logo

You may remember reading a report on SaturnFans.com last month about Saturn removing its catchy "Green Line" label from its hybrid vehicles beginning with its 2009 model year vehicles. Well, the Detroit Free Press published a story about the same topic earlier today, but added an interesting point that makes it worthwhile to revisit the subject again: Saturn will soon offer more types of hybrids than any other automaker.

The Real Deal: Jill Lajdziak Addresses Rumors Surrounding the Next-Generation Aura Delay

If you've been following some of the drama surrounding Saturn over the past couple of weeks, it's very likely you have some questions about the status of the brand's next-generation Aura midsize sports sedan. Depending on your sources, the redesigned car has either been put on hold, shelved, or scrapped all together.

Saturn Retail Sales Rose 9% in June

Saturn retail sales rose 9% in June, thanks in part to a special zero-percent financing sale that the brand offered during the last week of the month. However, overall sales for the month of June were down 12.8% compared to last year due to the sales gap created by the discontinued Ion sedan and quad coupe.

Zero-Percent Financing Incentive Extended

Saturn 72 Hour Sale

Saturn and General Motors are extending the zero-percent "72 Hour Sale" on select 2008 models that proved to be a successful way to boost sales in the last week of June.

GM's Fairfax Plant Revs Up for Fuel-Efficient Aura, Changeover to '09 Model Planned for Tomorrow

The Kansas City Business Journal reports that General Motors is planning to start building the 2009 Saturn Aura beginning this Friday. In addition, the plant been given approval to work overtime to increase production. For '09, the 2.4L Aura will offer customers a class-leading 33 mpg EPA fuel economy rating.

Aura Stands Out in a Crowd

Robert Kelley from the Colorado Springs Gazette recently drove a 2008 Saturn Aura. He not only liked its sophisticated, European styling, but also the Aura's interior layout and features. "The front seats are supportive and comfortable with optional heating for those cold morning commutes," he wrote. "Instrumentation, controls and knobs all clearly marked and easy to manipulate."

Clarification: GM 2009 Price Increases

Earlier this week, Mark LaNeve, General Motors vice president of vehicle sales, service, and marketing told GM dealers, Saturn retailers, and the media about a new 0% promotion, the company's evolving production plans, and a 3.5% price increase.

CNNMoney.com Calls Saturn Aura One of June's Hottest Car Deals

Saturn Aura XR

With the 2008 model year winding down, summertime car deals are beginning to ramp up. "Here are some incentive packages that we think are worth a look," wrote the CNNMoney.com in an article posted this afternoon. Just yesterday, Saturn announced a zero-percent financing offer for the Sky, Vue, and Aura. Today, the website named Saturn's Aura one of this month's "hottest" deals.

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.

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Flashback Friday: 1993 Saturn SC1

Flashback Friday: 1993 Saturn SC1

Saturn introduced this entry-level sports coupe, called the SC1, for the 1993 model year. The SC1 featured Saturn's 85-horsepower single overhead cam (SOHC) version of the brand's 1.9L 4-cylinder powerplant. To further differentiate the SC1 from the more uplevel SC2, Saturn grafted the front-end of an SL sedan onto the front of the SC coupe.