Plans for Sky Roadster Killed

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In a rather shocking move, General Motors has reportedly scrapped plans to build the Saturn Sky roadster concept vehicle. The Sky was to be a 'halo' car for Saturn, slated to arrive in the 2008 model year.

The topless compact was originally planned to be built along side the Pontiac Solstice and Buick Bengal at the Lansing Craft Centre in Michigan. The Sky, Bengal, and Solstice convertibles were based on GM's so-called 'Tubular' platform - a rear-wheel-drive platform derived from the Delta architecture. Not coincidentally, plans for the Bengal have also been shelved. The changes will allow GM to focus its efforts on building the Solstice. One insider says production plans for the Pontiac have been accelerated; it is now scheduled to arrive late in 2005.

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Deadline Looms for Detroit; Much at Stake

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Chris Isidore from CNNMoney.com: On Tuesday, General Motors and Chrysler LLC have to submit plans to the government that show how they plan to turnaround their troubled companies. It won't be an easy task.