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    Saturn officially hip, launches blog and social networking site

    GM is working hard to ensure that its newest automotive division, Saturn, is considered cool, hip and edgy. In this day and age, that means the interwebs, specifically a blog and social networking site. According to a post by Saturn General Manager Jill Lajdziak on GM's FastLane blog, ...

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    Toyota delays introduction of Li-ion batteries for Prius

    When talking about the (hopefully coming in 2010) Chevy Volt, Bob Lutz repeatedly said he was waiting on battery makers to provide GM with battery packs that were up to the challenge, seeing as the show car relies on technology that doesn't exist. GM isn't the only maker with battery issues -- ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Live unveiling of the 2008 Saturn Astra

    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", ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Chevrolet Volt Concept

    click on the image above to view AutoblogGreen's high-resolution gallery var digg_url = ''; GM's much-rumored electric vehicle introduction for the North American International Auto Show has ...

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    VIDEO: Tek Jansen drives a Saturn Ion

    News of the Saturn Ion's ignominious demise have been met with cheers in the street, as it was truly the brand's last embarassing model. Though most of us eagerly await the arrival of the Saturn Astra from Opel, there is one person in the galaxy who still holds the dear departed Ion close to his ...

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    Forbes names least safe cars of 2007

    In an obvious effort to keep its readership alive (and in turn circulation numbers up) Forbes magazine has made a list of the least safe cars of 2007. Before the flame wars start, note that cars on the list are not necessarily unsafe, but instead are not as safe as other cars available. Therefore, ...

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    Opel Astra Sedan unveiled. Is this the new Saturn Ion?

    Click to enlarge OK, time to have some fun and speculate. We already know that the Opel Astra will appear here in the US as the next Saturn Ion. Until now, Astra was available only as a hatchback, wagon, and C+C, all of which are appealing to the eye, and an improvement over the current mess ...

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    Testing a full slate of cheap cars

    They miss the Yugo, godblessum. Those wacky guys at Slate long for the days when a new car could be had for less than the price of a modern television set. Surveying the bargain basement offerings of the automotive world, they found that only the Chevy Aveo can be had for under 10 grand, let alone ...

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    Saturn's version of Opel Astra to hit next year; Ion gets stay of execution

    Saturn's new small car, a version of the well-regarded Opel Astra, should be hitting the shores of North American sometime a bit beyond the middle of 2007. This will replace the not-so-well-regarded Ion, which is now scheduled to be produced through March of 2007 - three months longer than ...

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    Vauxhall Corsa revealed in Europe

    The Vauxhall Corsa has officially broken cover in Europe after dozens of spy shots had been snapped over the last few weeks. Those spy shots didn't do this small car justice, introduced first as a hatchback in GM Europe's first official batch of shots. Developed alongside the already successful ...

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    The next Saturn Ion will be an Opel

    As we speculated in our coverage of this year's New York Auto Show, Autoweek confirmed Monday that General Motors will fire up the Badge Engineering Works to import the Opel Astra compact to replace the soon-to-be-discontinued Saturn Ion.The imported Astra will fill the upcoming void in Saturn's ...

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    Is it a car? Is it a wagon?! Is it a truck?! No... it's Astravan!!!

    Mercedes Sprinter a bit too big? Renault Kangoo a mote... quirky? Well, General Motors of Europe might have just the thing: The Vauxhall Astro Man Astravan. The UK-built panel wagon debuted Tuesday at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, England. Set to go on sale in September, ...

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    Is Opel's Astra the next Saturn Ion?

    Although the New York Auto Show provided plenty of flash for General Motors' Saturn brand, ranging from the PreVue concept to the Sky Red Line, the missing link in Saturn's future lineup remains a replacement for its soon-to-depart Ion entry-level model.Back in February, rumors had GM renaming the ...

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    "Like always," Saturn unveils new advertising campaign

    "Like always, like never before."Sibling site Adjab reports that Saturn will be taking a different tactic in marketing its new vehicles: the Aura, Outlook, and Sky. According to the linked article Brandweek, the marketing campaign will be promoting all the vehicles as a unit with the ...

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    GM offers new boost for Cobalt SS S/C and Saturn Ion Redline

    GM Performance Parts announced yesterday the availability of two performance upgrade kits for the supercharged 2.0L Ecotec engine found in the Chevy Cobalt SS Supercharged and Saturn Ion Redline. The Stage 1 kit retails for $500 and adds 31 hp to the engine’s base 205-hp through higher-flow ...


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