GM Aims to Trim Vehicle Inventories

Lansing Delta Township Plant

Barbara Wieland from the Lansing State Journal: Inventories also were close to industry standards at GM's Lansing Delta Township plant, where the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook crossovers are made. The Enclave's inventory rose slightly to 50 days as of July 1, up from 46 days a month earlier. But there was a 49-day supply of the Acadia, down from 59 days. And the Outlook inventory held steady at 53 days. The Delta Township plant will begin production of the Chevrolet Traverse early next year. There was a 82-day supply of the newly released Traverse as of July 1, down from 104 days a month earlier.

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Motor Trend: Penske Hopes to "Use a Competitor’s Excess North American Capacity" for New Saturns

Samsung SM3

Motor Trend reports in its September 2009 issue that Roger Penske ultimately plans to sell Saturn vehicles that are built in North America. The magazine speculates that next-generation Saturn vehicles will be based on Renault-Samsung-Nissan models, which will be built in Nissan North American factories that have excess, spare capacity.