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Saturn to Enter Three New Market Segments by 2007

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A recent J.D. Power study predicts Saturn will grow its market share in the United States by 0.65 of a percentage point over the next five years. The increase will reportedly come as a result of the launch of three all-new vehicles that will compete in market segments that will be new to Saturn. Reuters reports the study was presented to dealers prior to the NADA conference.

Minivan to Debut in 2004

GM told retailers at the 2003 National Auto Dealer Association (NADA) convention that Saturn and Buick will get minivans in 2004. The announcement, made by General Motors Vice President John Middlebrook on Sunday, indicates further commitment by GM to grow the Saturn brand. Saturn's minivan will arrive in the third quarter of 2004 as a 2005 model.

L-Series May be Renamed 'Saturn V'

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In a move that may indicate Saturn has concerns that its three-letter naming convention won't be successful in the ultra-competitive midsize market, SaturnFans.com has learned that the company may be looking into its past for inspiration in naming its upcoming midsize sport wagon. It has been known for quite some time that Saturn will drop the L-Series moniker when the car is redesigned in 2006.

Saturn Ion, Vue to Get XM Satellite Radio in 2004

Accelerating one of the fastest-ever technology rollouts in its history, GM will offer XM Satellite Radio on 44 of 57 GM models, representing more than three-quarters of GM's fleet.

Turbocharged Ion QC Powered by SAAB Ecotec

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AutoWeek reports that Saturn's upcoming Ion 'tuner coupe' will hit the streets in the beginning of 2004.

Vue to Feature Advanced Hybrid System

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General Motors' advanced hybrid system, set to debut in the Saturn Vue in late 2005, combines the power of a four-cylinder engine with the excellent torque and efficiency of twin electric motors.

Belt Alternator Starter on Hybrid Vue Improves Fuel Economy

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General Motors has developed a simple solution to making hybrid-electric powertrain technology available to more types of cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles, the company announced today at the North American International Auto Show.

GM Will Offer Hybrid Power On More Than A Dozen Popular Models

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General Motors will offer optional hybrid powertrains on several of its most popular models including trucks, SUVs and mid-size sedans starting in late 2003, GM President and CEO Rick Wagoner announced today at the North American International Auto Show.

Saturn May Share Wilmington Plant With Buick

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Buick may join Saturn, Saab, Chevrolet, and Pontiac in building a midsize car based on General Motors' new midsize Epsilon platform. It would be the fourteenth GM model to use the global Epsilon architecture. If the car is approved for production, it may be built alongside Saturn's next generation midsize vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware beginning in 2007.