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Aura Concept Demonstrates GM's Fuel Saving HCCI Engine Technology

Saturn Aura HCCI Concept Vehicle

General Motors recently demonstrated its progress on developing a future advanced engine technology for consumers that squeezes more miles per gallon of gas and reduces emissions. GM engineers have brought the advanced combustion technology from the laboratory to the test track and, now, to the highway in a driveable concept vehicle - a Saturn Aura equipped with homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI).

Sneak Peak: Should Saturn Offer a Coupe and Wagon Version of its Next-Generation Aura?

With photos of the Opel Insignia sedan – which also is believed to strongly hint at the next-generation Saturn Aura – officially released, the Motor Authority offers its interpretation of what we could expect the model's coupe and wagon variants to look like.

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.

Vue Plug-In Hybrid Work "Proceeding Nicely"

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From Edmunds.com: Bob Kruse, the automaker's executive director of global vehicle engineering, participated in a GMnext.com chat session last week and updated participants on the progress of the Volt and the Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. "Both programs are proceeding nicely," he said.

Undisguised Opel Insignia (Next-Gen Saturn Aura) Photos Leaked to the Web

From AutoBlog.com: The folks at AutoWeek.nl decided to take the wind out of Opel's sails by posting images of the new Insignia before it released official information later this week.

Illustration of the Next Astra?

From AutoExpress.com: Vauxhall is set to launch a fierce new attack on its bitter rival Ford with this: the next Astra. Boasting a fresh look and a wide range of engines, the striking hatchback will combine style and driver appeal like never before.

2010 Saturn Aura 'Official' Spy Shots (nee Opel, Vauxhall Insignia)

2010 Saturn Aura 'Official' Spy Shots (nee Opel, Vauxhall Insignia)

Camouflage and disguise are crucial when new model prototypes first leave the well-protected confines of the design studio or workshop and head out onto the test track or open road.

Cold Weather Testing the 2nd Generation Saturn Aura

Germany's Auto Zeitung online magazine had a chance to test drive and photograph a camouflaged Opel Insignia (also the next generation Saturn Aura) during one of the company's cold weather testing sessions in a snow covered area north of Sweden. Unfortunately, the article is written in German.

Spy Photos: 2010 Saturn Astra

From Edmunds.com: The 2008 Saturn Astra has been in the U.S. less than a year, and already spy photographers have spotted its replacement testing on the Nürburgring. Like the current Astra model, the future hatchback will hit European showrooms first as an Opel model, reaching the States later wearing a Saturn badge.

New 2010-11 Saturn Astra Spy Photos

From Jalopnik: The new Opel Astra has hit the 'Ring, giving us our best look yet at the European compact that is expected to eventually reach Saturn showrooms as well. The redesigned Astra further refines the flowing lines of the current model, with detailing and surface development likely inspired by the upcoming Opel Insignia (which replaces today's Vectra, and will also serve as a future replacement for today's Saturn Aura).

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Modified Astra to be Unveiled at SEMA

General Motors announced yesterday that Saturn will unveil a modified Astra at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show next week. Marking the introduction of the all-new Astra sport-compact, Saturn will show off a tuner-inspired example that uses subtle exterior and chassis mods, as well as unique wheels, to give the car a street-wise stance.