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Old 02-15-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Jere Downs from the Courier Journal: Plans announced last year to move 2,000 GM jobs from Wilmington, Delaware, to Bowling Green appear to be on hold, United Auto Workers Local 2164 President Eldon Renaud said yesterday. "The future does not look good for that right now," Renaud said in an interview of the plan to add the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky to the Corvette factory by 2012.

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Old 02-19-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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I think this is a dead duck in the water:

http://www.kentucky.com/103/story/698760.html

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Old 02-23-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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Lats year around the same time that GM posted some of their concept ideas, the Buick Wildcat Concept and new SKY concept (2010 ?) was revealed along with proposed plans to replace the Kappa platform for a new more expandable (read: cross-platformable) platform. This of course was the first sign that GM already had intentions to phase out Kappas.

As I remember when the SKY came out it was not originally intended to be a permanent model, rather something to revitalize the brand and draw attention to the brand. GM/Saturn never originally gave a lifeline on the SKY when it came out and I am suprised to see that it has lasted as long as it has.

As of this year (maybe because of winter) Astras are outselling SKYs. I never would have seen that one coming.

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