Spied: Opel, Saturn Meriva Prototypes Hit the Track

Yesterday, LeftlaneNews.com posted spy photos of what they believe to be the next-generation Opel Meriva five-door subcompact hatchback, which sources say could one day join Saturn's lineup in North America.

General Motors has begun testing prototypes of the next-generation Opel Meriva, which was previewed in concept form earlier this year. Recent rumors indicate GM is considering importing the new Meriva to the United States as a Saturn. Executives familiar with Saturn's product plan told Automotive News the Meriva is being assessed for America. But GM first must assess whether a business case can be made to bring a hatchback to the United States, where hatchbacks typically have not been big seller.

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Eighteen 2009 General Motors Models Achieve 30 MPG or More on the Highway

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For 2009, General Motors offers 18 models in the U.S. that get 30 miles per gallon on the highway, more than is expected of any other automaker. They include cars, crossovers and SUVs from GM’s Saturn, Chevrolet, and Pontiac brands. GM is not only poised to lead the industry again this year, but it also leads in subcompact and midsize non-hybrid car segments.