GM Says Curve Production 'Slim to None'

Global Auto Systems reports that GM has issued a statement contradicting reports that surfaced last week about production of Saturn's Curve concept. "They're wrong," said Tom Kowaleski, GM's vice president of communications. "There are no plans to put it into production. There will be additions to the Saturn line, but the Curve was done to show the flexibility in the [Kappa] platform."

A Saturn spokesman told Automotive News last week that the Curve did not represent the new styling direction for the brand, so this announcement was not totally unexpected. Saturn is still expected to get a small sports coupe or convertible based on the Kappa architecture. "We don't have any plans to put that specific vehicle, the way it looks, into the Saturn portfolio," Kowaleski said in the Global Auto Systms article. He also said that GM has no plans to build Chevrolet's Nomad concept, the another Kappa concept vehicle unveiled at the North American International Auto Show this year.

In a recent survey, nearly 85% of SaturnFans.com visitors said they thought Saturn should build the Curve. Click here for an earlier story about Curve production.

Source: Global Suto Systems, Automotive News

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