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General Motors, UAW Push Patriotic Buying

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Barbara Wieland from the Lansing State Journal: Domestic automakers are hoping more people prefer their home country when it comes time to buy a vehicle. Doing so, some believe, could save thousands of jobs. Just ask Brian Fredline, president of United Auto Workers union Local 602. Local 602 represents workers at GM's Lansing Delta Township plant.

Outlook Proves Detroit Can Nail It

Mark Patinkin from the Providence Journal: I bought a Ford Expedition, which was too big. So I in 1999, I got a Dodge Durango, a slightly smaller 3-seat SUV. That carried me until two years ago, when, still needing three seats for baseball bags and packs of teens, I got another SUV, a Saturn Outlook.

GM Has Allocated Funding for 2012-13 Saturn Vehicles

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Jamie LaReau from Automotive News: General Motors leaders told Saturn dealers today that funding has been allocated to build Saturn vehicles through 2012 and in some cases 2013. But they stopped short of saying Saturn would get new products and won't be killed. "We are still working through many options," but Saturn is "not going away in 30 days," said Todd Ingersoll, a Saturn dealer on the Franchise Operations Team who attended a Saturn dealer meeting at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in New Orleans.

Outlook Named "Family Car of the Year"

Outlook Named "Family Car of the Year"

The 2009 Saturn Outlook was recently named "Family Car of the Year" by Hispanic magazine, FAMA. According to Saturn spokesman Mike Morrissey, "the annual FAMA automotive awards, based on input from visitors to the magazine's website, is presented to one vehicle in each of seven categories."

GM Canada: Saturn Runs Rings Around Competition

Already offering the industry's freshest new vehicle line-up, Saturn is upping the ante yet again for 2009 with the planned addition of a third hybrid model and by offering its line-up of fuel efficient cars and crossovers at a price point designed to impress, all backed by Saturn's leading customer service and retail experience.

Saturn Sales Down in December, Year-Over-Year

The 2008 calendar year was a down year for Saturn, General Motors, and the auto industry as a whole. However, not all new was bad for Saturn. There were two significant bright spots: sales of Saturn's midsize Aura sedan and Vue compact sport-utility were virtually flat year-over-year.

KBB Reviews the 2009 Saturn Outlook

From Kelley Blue Book: The 2009 Saturn Outlook is part of a family of three-row crossover vehicles that include the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Chevrolet Traverse. For most families, the Outlook offers all the relevant capability of GM's three-row, truck-based SUVs, but with better ride and handling, easier entry and exit and better fuel economy.

IIHS Top Safety Picks: Saturn Vue and Outlook

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The Saturn Outlook, Saturn Vue, and seventy other vehicles earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award for 2009. Top Safety Pick recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, and rear crashes based on good ratings in Institute tests. Winners also have to have electronic stability control (ESC), which research shows significantly reduces crash risk.

Saturn Focused on Refining its Lineup for the 2009 Model Year

Don Hammonds from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Saturn, which arguably has the newest portfolio of vehicles on the market, is concentrating mainly on refinements and enhancements for 2009. Its lineup is one of the more attractive ones out there, with cool styling, decent fuel economy and general feel of class all across the board. Here's what you'll see when you visit your local Saturn dealer.

Sources: Saturn to Discontinue Vehicle Exchange Program in the New Year

SaturnFans.com has learned from several reliable sources that Saturn will discontinue its Vehicle Exchange Program (VEP) on December 31, 2008 in an effort to cut costs and help create a more profitable business model for the company in the future. The program will reportedly continue to be offered on new Saturn vehicles sold and delivered through the end of the month.

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2009 Saturn Vue Brochure

2009 Saturn Vue Brochure

Saturn's snazzy 2009 Vue brochure is out, complete with glossy photos and chock full of information about this model year's Vue lineup. Inside you'll find information about the yet-to-be-officially-announced Vue XR 4-cylinder, along with details about the Vue "BAS" and "2-Mode" hybrids.