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Saturn was a brand of General Motors chosen to be sold or shut down following the automaker's emergence from bankruptcy in July 2009. The brand was ultimately shut down after a sale to the Penske Automotive Group fell through. Started in 1985, the very first Saturn automobile was sold in 1990. The brand operated outside of the existing GM structure at the time with its own assembly plant and dealer network. A selling strategy of "no-haggle" pricing and remarkable customer service earned the brand a loyal following early on.

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    Confirmed: GM confirms discontinued Saturn Outlook parts used in refreshed GMC Acadia
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    Yesterday, Car and Driver called out GM in a snarky blog post for repurposing parts from the discontinued Saturn Outlook to refresh the GMC Acadia. GM didn't confirm C/D's suspicions at the time, but after we called and asked politely, GMC PR did answer our request. According to spokesman Joe LaMuraglia, the 2013 Acadia liftgate glass, spoiler, rear ...

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    GM appears to repurpose Saturn Outlook parts on new Acadia
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    General Motors unveiled the company's refreshed GMC Acadia at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show yesterday, and if you were paying attention, you may have noticed something curious about the vehicle. While the new Acadia looks considerably better than its predecessor, a few components of the design looked more than a little familiar. Upon closer observation, it ...

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    Leaked: 2010 Opel Astra gets early web reveal
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    Opel's Astra hasn't exactly gone down a storm here in the U.S. while wearing a Saturn badge, but the four-cylinder econocar lineup is pivotal stuff in Europe, and the next-generation model could still find its way to America – even if it doesn't wear a planetary badge.Regardless of whether or not a stateside version is in the cards, the 2010 Astra ...

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    Opel Insignia Sport Tourer lands at a Czech dealer. Do want.
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    The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer landed at a dealer in the Czech Republic, and it is nothing but tasty: a six-speed diesel with seating for five that holds from 540 or 1,530 cubic liters with the seats down (from 19 to 54 cubic feet) and the handsome hauler gets and 50 mpg (US) from its 160 horsepower 2.0 CTDI. What's more, the rear cargo area has a ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this the next Opel Astra?
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    Saturn's Astra has been something of a commercial non-starter stateside, but it remains a perennial favorite in Opel and Vauxhall guises in Europe. Thus, even with General Motors' touchy-feely brand on the rocks here at home, it's still a pivotal model overseas that warrants attention, even if we probably won't end up seeing it in America. Thankfully, ...

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    Chicago 2009: Propane-powered Saturn Vue Hybrid
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    Tucked away in a corner of the Chicago Auto Show was a booth from Shell Gasoline, and included amongst the tuner vehicles was a Saturn Vue Hybrid that was converted to run on propane. Other modifications to the vehicle include a free-flow exhaust system and air filter, a belly pan for improved aerodynamics and roof-mounted solar panels. We're not real ...

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    Officially Official: Opel Insignia revealed
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Opel Insignia.After a few leaks and an assortment of GM-sponsored "spy shots," the Opel Insignia is here. Take note. Aimed to compete in Europe with the Ford Mondeo, Honda Accord, Mazda6 and Citroen C5, the Insignia is set to replace the aging Vectra and could come Stateside sporting a Saturn badge.The sleeker, ...

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    Opel Insignia unceremoniously revealed a week early
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    Click any of the images for a gallery of the Opel Insignia.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. We've seen the basic shape and several details of the Insignia when Opel sent out "official" spy shots of their new D-segment player ...

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    Opel reveals 2009 Insignia through "official" spy shots, tells tale of misdirection
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    Click above for more "spy shots" of the Opel Insignia.The spy photo racket is big business, and GM's Opel division has been doing its best to keep prying lenses off its new Insignia model ahead of its debut at the London Motor Show this July. To stem the tide, Opel released a handful of "official" spy shots and a press release that details how and why the ...

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    Does AFS Trinity's hybrid deserve the hype?
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    The video above is a news report about AFS Trinity Power's new hybrid from CNN. The New York Times has an article about the hybrid which will be at the Detroit Auto Show. Grist, a popular green blog, says they were interviewed for a report by CBS New that will air this weekend. Some of our readers have sent tips and commented on the hybrid as well. AFS ...

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    GM CEO: "Expect an announcement on the VUE plug-in hybrid very soon"
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    In his CES keynote, part of which you can watch above, General Motor's CEO Rick Wagoner hints that an announcement with the release date for GM's first plug-in hybrid is coming "very soon." GM told us the release date for Saturn Vue plug-in might be in the end of 2008 or "2009-ish" range. From what Rick says in his keynote, I get the feeling we might get ...

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    SEMA 2007: Saturn Astra Tuner Concept
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    Click image for photo gallery var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Saturn_Astra_Tuner_Concept_Everything_but_the_engine_pics'; The Saturn Astra Tuner concept that GM is bringing to SEMA is cool, but it's also a bit of a tease. The bodywork and wheels are upgraded thanks to accessory parts from OPC, Opel's in-house go-fast shop, and they all look really ...

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    C&D crowns Saturn Astra safest car under $25k
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    The Saturn Astra hasn't even hit production, but Car and Driver has already named the three-door version of the small hatch the safest car in the US under $25,000. This point becomes interesting when considering that NHTSA hasn't even crash tested Saturn's still unreleased model, but the European NCAP has. While the NCAP testing is worth precisely zero ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: The 2008 Saturn Vue Red Line shows its face
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    click above image to view live shots of the 2008 Saturn Red LineAdmittedly, hot-rodded cute-utes mystify many of us, but the kids seem to love 'em, and the Red Line version of Saturn's 2008 Vue should satisfy those looking for a combination of practicality and power. We're sure that some Saturn fans were not happy with the inclusion of Honda power in the ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Live unveiling of the 2008 Saturn Astra
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    Click above image to view a high-resolution gallery of the new Saturn AstraSaturn just rolled out the new Astra to the crowd at the Chicago Auto Show, with the automaker claiming that the compact will help fulfill the brand's promise to bring "appropriate and affordable technology", "great design", and "quality without compromise" to customers. The Astra ...

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    GM sweeps North American Car and Truck of the Year awards
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    click image above to view our high-resolution galleryIn a fitting start to a year in which GM promises not to be bumped from the #1 spot, the Chevy Silverado and Saturn Aura have swept the 2007 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards announced this morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.The Chevy Silverado, hot on the heels ...

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    Opel Corsa to be sold on U.S. soil in five years
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    Bob Lutz confirmed at the Paris Motor Show last week that indeed the Opel Corsa would be sold in the U.S. Automotive News, however, is reporting that the Corsa sold here will not be the current model that was just introduced, but rather the next generation Corsa that is at least five years away. We already know the Corsa will be branded as a Saturn in the ...

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    Opel prices new Antara crossover at $34,000
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    General Motors' Opel division disclosed Wednesday that its new Antara crossover will start at nearly $34,000 when it launches in the German market later this year after a debut at the Paris auto show in September.Unlike the three-door GTC concept shown above, the production version (first glimpse at right) will debut in a five-door/five-seat ...

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    New York Auto Show: Deja Vue? Saturn's crossover concept hits us baby, one more time
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    Despite its fortuitous name, the Saturn PreVue unveiled yesterday had us humming a certain bubblegum pop tune by blonde we'd just as soon forget.  And no wonder... we've literally seen this exact same concept before, albeit rocking Opel badges. As far as we can tell, even the official press photos are identical, with the PreVue but ...

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    New York Auto Show: Saturn Aura in the metal
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    In addition to the Outlook, Saturn also unveiled its new bread-and-butter mainstream sedan, the Aura. The L-Series replacement has successfully kept most of the cues from the concept vehicle that turned heads last season. That said, in-the-metal, we have to say we were collectively a little underwhelmed (both within the Autoblog ranks and out into the ...

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