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Saturn's Future Product Roadmap

Jill Lajdziak, vice president of Saturn sales and marketing, talked to retailers on Sunday at the 2004 NADA conference. She spoke about the future of the brand, the importance of maintaining Saturn's high level of customer satisfaction, and increasing brand awareness through advertising. The list below highlights some of her discussion points.

Lutz Confirms Second Saturn SUV

Automotive News reports that GM vice chairman Bob Lutz recently talked about Saturn's plans to add a second sport-utility to it lineup. Lutz revealed few details about the vehicle, which he called a "big brother to the Vue," to the GM Minority Dealers Association at the NADA Convention on Friday.

GM Says Curve Production 'Slim to None'

Global Auto Systems reports that GM has issued a statement contradicting reports that surfaced last week about production of Saturn's Curve concept. "They're wrong," said Tom Kowaleski, GM's vice president of communications. "There are no plans to put it into production.

Curve Approved for Production

The Car Connection reports this morning that General Motors has already approved the Saturn Curve sports coupe concept for production. The confirmation came from GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz less than a week after the Curve was unveiled. The sports coupe will be built alongside the 2006 Pontiac Solstice at GM's Wilmington Assembly Plant in Delaware. Pricing is expected to be around $20,000.

Ion to Get Makeover for 2005

SaturnFans.com has learned that at a press conference earlier this week, Gary Cowger, GM President of North America, hinted that GM plans to "change" the Ion later this year. While Cowger did not elaborate as to what changes are coming for the 2005 model year, interior and exterior updates are likely in store.

Supercharged Saturn Curve Has Refined Flair

Shape, color and sound affect the senses. With the Saturn Curve concept, a sinewy shape, warm colors and the aural delights of a supercharged engine warm the emotions of those who appreciate sophisticated and engaging automobiles. The Curve signifies Saturn's evolution, both in styling and product. Saturn is growing its portfolio, planning new vehicles and exploring dynamic, refined designs.

A Look at GM's Kappa RWD Architecture

Twenty-seven months could be considered overnight when it comes to developing a new vehicle architecture, and that's how long it took a team of enthusiastic engineers to develop the rear-wheel-drive platform for the Pontiac Solstice - a concept-to-reality sports car coming in 2005.

Saturn 'Curve' Concept Announced

Led by the new, sixth-generation Corvette, General Motors reinforces its commitment to producing compelling vehicles with the introduction of several new concept and production models at the 2004 North American International Auto Show. The 2005 Corvette raises the ante in sports car performance while maintaining a reverent connection to its half-century of heritage.

Rumored Relay Options and Specs

Last week Saturn unveiled its all-new 2005 Relay sport van to the media in a virtual press conference. For the first time we were able to get an official look at what we could expect from Saturn's upcoming minivan. However, with availability of the Relay still almost a year away, Saturn didn't share all of the details about the new model.

Saturn Van, Convertible to be Unveiled in '04

SaturnFans.com has learned that Saturn is planning two major vehicle debuts during the upcoming 2004 auto show season. While the exact timing of the unveilings has yet to be determined, sources indicate that it's more a matter of when, not if the debuts will occur.

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Two SaturnFans.com Members are Among 20 Finalists Selected in Saturn "Kiss My Astra" Photo Contest

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I received a couple of emails this weekend that made me very proud: two SaturnFans.com members' photos, spencerb's wedding picture and kpauley's donkey picture, were selected as finalists in Saturn's "Kiss My Astra" photo contest. Congratulations to both of them! The winner will receive a brand new Astra!! You can help choose the winner by casting your vote for your favorite photo at SaturnKissMyAstra.com. "Simply click on the images to see the entries and vote for your favorite," Saturn says on it's website. Voting ends September 28th.