Automotive News: General Motors Can Spin Saturn into a Success, Via Opel

Richard Truett from Automotive News: There's a very happy ending available for Saturn dealers that General Motors brass should be seriously discussing: Handing the keys to the Saturn brand to GM's German affiliate, Opel. GM doesn't have an extra billion or so dollars to buy out Saturn dealers and shutter the brand. And GM could be in legal trouble if it starves Saturn to death. So, the obvious and best thing for GM to do is merge Saturn and Opel. Tomorrow and Friday, Saturn's Franchise Operations Team, consisting of eight dealers, will be in Detroit to discuss Saturn's future with GM brass. This would be an excellent time for them to lobby for the Opel option.

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Saab 9-1 May Hint at Next Saturn Astra

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General Motors' Saab unit is set to unveil a subcompact hatchback concept that some insiders say may also provide a preview of the next-generation Saturn Astra. The Saab 9-1, an "entirely new concept car," Edmunds.com's Inside Line reported the folks from General Motors Europe as saying earlier this month, will make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show on March 3rd.