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GM Won’t Save Saturn if Penske Deal Falls Through

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Rick Haglund from Michigan Live: As part of his effort to communicate directly with consumers, General Motors Chief Executive Fritz Henderson took questions from the public on Detroit's Fox 2 and simultaneously in an online Web chat. Several questioners said they were unhappy with GM's decision to shed Saturn. GM has tentative agreements to sell Hummer, Saab and Saturn, although none of those deals have closed. One person asked if GM would keep Saturn if the deal to sell it to auto entrepreneur Roger Penske were to fall through.

London Retailer Decides to Go it Alone, Believes Saturn Will Return to Canada Someday

Kelly Pedro from Canada's London Free Press: Saturn's future in Canada may be uncertain, but it's business as usual at the Saturn Saab Isuzu of London dealership. Penske Automotive Group bought the Saturn brand from General Motors and has decided not to sell the vehicles in Canada. GM is building the Vue, Aura and Outlook for Penske until 2011 - all mid-sized or sport-utility vehicles.

Lack of a Profitable Small Car Hurt Saturn in Canada

Michael Bettencourt from Globe and Mail: The Saturn brand's lack of a profitable small car and its pairing with another ailing brand in Saab in Canada helped prompt the decision to close all Canadian Saturn and Saab outlets in the next few months, according to the company that will keep the brand alive in the U.S.

Canadian Saturn Retail Facilities Told They Must Close by End of Year

Murray McNeill from the Winnipeg Free Press: Manitoba's only Saturn dealership will disappear by the end of the year as the restructuring of the North American auto sector continues. Birchwood Automotive Group president Steve Chipman said Wednesday that General Motors notified Birchwood's Saturn Saab of Pointe West dealership earlier this week that all 46 Canadian Saturn dealerships will cease operations on or before December 31.

With "Golden Touch" Saturn Can Survive on Its Own

Don Hammonds from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Saturn's purchase by Mr. Penske may be its best asset. "The Penske organization owning the distribution and name is a major, major plus. He has a golden touch with anything he's connected with," Detroit-based independent auto analyst Tom Libby said.

Is this Saturn’s Next Small Car? Take a Closer Look at the Renault Samsung SM3...

Is this Saturn’s Next Small Car?  Take a Closer Look at the Renault Samsung SM3...

More and more industry analysts seem to agree that at some point in the next two years, Saturn retailers will begin selling a compact car that's based on the Renault Samsung SM3 you see in the picture above. While there has been evidence published to support this theory, it is only speculative at this time since none of the parties involved — Saturn, Roger Penske, or Renault-Samsung — have made any official announcements. But it doesn't hurt to take a closer look, right?

It’s Official: Saturn to Cease Operations in Canada

Earlier today Stew Low, a spokesman for General Motors, officially announced what had been expected for some time: Saturn will cease its operations in Canada on or before December 31, 2009. According to Low, the decision to shutdown operations was jointly made by General Motors and Penske officials after thoroughly analyzing the brand's Canadian business model.

GM Readies Break with Saturn

Michelle Krebs from AutoObserver: Nobody's leveling much skepticism of Penske Automotive Group's plan to be running Saturn by the end of next month because, ah, Penske isn't exactly known as a guy who messes up.

Motor Trend: Penske Hopes to "Use a Competitor’s Excess North American Capacity" for New Saturns

Samsung SM3

Motor Trend reports in its September 2009 issue that Roger Penske ultimately plans to sell Saturn vehicles that are built in North America. The magazine speculates that next-generation Saturn vehicles will be based on Renault-Samsung-Nissan models, which will be built in Nissan North American factories that have excess, spare capacity.

WardsAuto: Once-Radical Idea to Become Reality

Steve Finlay from WardsAuto.com: Auto makers sometimes veered into the guardrails of paranoia in the 1990s as they watched AutoNation grow fast by buying up scores of dealerships. Manufacturers worried that if Wayne Huizenga's new enterprise got too big, it would start telling them what to do, rather than the traditional other way around for the automotive retail franchise system.

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Celebrities, Saturn Astra Tuner Concept to Headline 'GM Style' Event this Weekend

2008 Saturn Astra Tuner Concept Photos

Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige, DJ Samantha Ronson, and Kid Rock will perform in GM Style, a car-and-star-studded affair on the Detroit riverfront this Saturday, January 12th, leading up to the 2008 North American International Auto Show.