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Next-Gen GM Kappa Architecture Shelved?

GM Inside News reports that the vehicle architecture being developed to support the next-generation Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice, and a host of other similar GM two-seat compact roadsters sold worldwide has been shelved. "Kappa II Platform Axed From R&D," read the headline on the GMI's website last night.

Saturn to Offer Radios with USB Ports for Music Players on Select 2009 Models

The Associated Press says that Saturn will begin offering some of its 2009 models with stereos that include USB ports later in the model year. "The new radios will allow customers to play music from iPods or MP3 players," writes the AP, "while charging many of the devices through a USB port like the ones found on most computers."

GM "100th Anniversary" Employee Pricing Commercial Features Real Saturn, GM Workers

GM 100th Anniversary Employee Pricing Ad

General Motors featured real workers in the "GM 100th Anniversary" employee pricing ads that have been airing on network and cable television channels for the past week. Among the employees featured in the commercial are a handful of current and former Saturn folks, although not positioned where you might expect them to be.

Saturn to Offer Cashback Bonus in Addition to Special Employee Pricing on Remaining 2008 Vehicles

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Yesterday General Motors announced its "GM 100th Anniversary Sales Event," offering customers employee pricing on virtually its entire lineup of in stock and remaining 2008 model year vehicles - including Saturns. The sale will run from August 20 through September 2, 2008. In addition to the special pricing, sources tell SaturnFans.com that Saturn plans to offer cashback bonus incentives on top of the discounted employee pricing.

Special Appearance Packages to Spice Up Sky Lineup

Special Appearance Packages to Spice Up Sky Lineup

Saturn plans to keep its gorgeous Sky roadster fresh by offering two appearance packages in 2009. The first "special" Sky just went down the assembly line in Wilmington, Delaware. It was sent to Detroit to be photographed for marketing purposes, according to Saturn spokesman Mike Morrissey.

Video: GM "Beautiful Blue" Olympic Television Ad Features Saturn Sky, Flextreme

If you watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics Friday night, you saw the General Motors television ad that caused quite a stir in the Saturn community over the weekend. The sleek, red Saturn-badged vehicle that flashed across the screen at the end of the commercial had folks asking, "was that a Saturn?" Indeed, it was.

Driving a Sporty Saturn Through a Midlife Crisis

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George Quarles, a retired veteran, submitted his story about his decision to purchase a Saturn Sky roadster to the San Fransisco Chronicle's "My Ride" section. "The Sky is a dream for anyone who wants the fun and joy of a classy looking two-seater, go-fast machine that gets pretty good gas mileage," he wrote.

Saturn Sales Decline in July Inline with Industry; Aura, Sky, Astra Sales Increased Last Month

Saturn sales were down 13.6% in July, despite higher sales of the brand's newly revitalized and fuel-efficient car lineup. The jump in sales by the Astra, Sky, and Aura, though, wasn't enough to offset the sales gap left by the discontinued Ion sedan and quad coupe. As a result, Saturn's car sales fell 12.7% last month compared to July 2007.

Project Runway Vignette: Jack Mackenroth Rethinks Design with the Saturn Sky Red Line Turbo

Saturn asked Project Runway Season 4 designer Jack Mackenroth to "design an outfit inspired by the Saturn Red Line Turbo." Mackenroth tells us that for his jacket he "copied the convertible aspect of the car by adding a hood." See how the Sky's other styling elements influenced his work on this project.

Saturn Sky Among Most Popular Sports Cars on MSN

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According to MSN Autos, "the words performance, handling, and fun go hand-in-hand when talking sports cars." In that vein, the Microsoft web portal assembled a list of the ten most popular sports cars based on visits to the site's vehicle research pages between April and June 2008.

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Detroit News: Feds Weigh $10B in Emergency Auto Aid

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David Shepardson from the Detroit News Washington Bureau: The United States Treasury Department is leaning toward granting General Motors and Chrysler a loan package of roughly $10 billion that would allow them to survive into February, putting pressure on Congress to act to add funds.