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Google Uses Astra to Capture Data for Upcoming 'Street View' Service in Europe

PC World published a story this week about a project Google is believed to have underway that is leading up to the European launch of its popular "Street View" service for Google Maps. The magazine says two Google employees were spotted on the streets of Paris collecting photos and location information using a Opel Astra rigged with all sorts of electronic equipment.

'10 Astra Secrets Revealed?

2010 Saturn Astra Artist's Rendering

Drive, an Australian online motoring magazine, has a sneak peak at what they think the next-generation Astra will look like. Due in 2009 and sold by Holden in the land down under, Saturn's version is expected to go on sale in North America a year later. According to the article, the new car will feature "sexier looks, sportier handling, and fuel-efficient engines."

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.

Irmscher Modifies the Saturn Sky's European Cousin to Celebrate its 40th Anniversary

Irmscher GT i40

German aftermarket performance tuner Irmscher will introduce a modified V8 powered Opel GT at the Geneva Auto Show later this month. The car, dubbed the GT i40, features a 6.0L V8 engine that reportedly will make 473hp and will offer what the company calls "excellent driving performance."

Saturnized Corsa on the Horizon?

Opel Corsa

Rumors of the subcompact Opel Corsa coming stateside to join Saturn's lineup have been circulating for long time. The idea became a matter of when – not if – in October 2006 when GM vice chairman Bob Lutz told Automotive News that the company does indeed plan to sell a version of the next-generation Corsa in the United States.

Welburn: Flextreme Hints at Future Saturn, Opel Designs

Automotive News recently talked to General Motors' vice president of design, Ed Welburn, about vehicle design. In an interview published Monday, Welburn told the publication that he loves "strong design, bold design, but it still has to be clean.

Opel May Drop Vectra Name in Favor of 'Aura'

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A few news outlets reported last week that Opel will drop the Vectra nameplate when it launches its next-generation midsize sedan.

E-Flex Opel May Preview Upcoming Saturn Concept

Automotive News reports that General Motors' European Opel brand will unveil a new diesel-powered electric concept vehicle at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week. The magazine also says the futuristic Opel Vectra will also provide a preview of a similar diesel-powered Saturn Aura that's expected to be showcased at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this winter.

Saturn Astra to Join Lineup in Late 2007

Saturn confirmed today that it will add the Astra compact car to its lineup late in 2007, marking an important stage in its product revitalization plan. When the 2008 Astra joins the Sky, Aura, Outlook and all-new Vue, no Saturn will have been in the market more than 20 months, giving the brand one of the freshest product lineups in the industry.

2007.5 Opel Astra Press Release

Saturn will offer a nearly identical version of the new Opel Astra beginning late next year. More information about the Saturn Astra will be available during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show in February. No additional information about which features described below will be offered on Saturn's version have been provided.

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Did You Know? (Part 2)

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Test you knowledge with these Saturn 'did you know' trivia bits from Saturn's yesteryear.