Retailers Often had Personal Connection to Saturn

Heather Stauffer from the Sentinel: John Sutliff's family has had a good run with Saturn, and he said Monday that even news General Motors is closing down the brand won't entirely change that. Sutliff said Saturn was "wildly successful" in central Pennsylvania, with the five area dealerships delivering more than 48,000 new Saturns since 1991. And year after year, he said, Sutliff consistently ranked in the top five of Saturn dealers nationwide in terms of new car sales volume. In addition to the sales, he said, there's also a personal connection: His father played a role in the early formation of the brand and was given the honor of becoming the very first signed Saturn dealer.

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GM: "We are Completely Behind Saturn"

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Sharon Terlep from the Dow Jones by way of CNN/Money: General Motors sales chief Mark LaNeve on Monday played down speculation the auto maker will kill its Saturn brand, saying GM is instead focused on finding a new business model for the money-losing lineup. "We have a very successful consumer brand with Saturn. We need to find the right business model," said LaNeve, adding that the company has received hundreds of letters from Saturn customers supporting the brand.