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Old 07-31-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
PurdueGuy
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Default Saturn won't get Corsa (yet), will probably get Vectra wagon


Looks like Saturn won't be getting the new Opel Corsa.

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GM product czar Lutz said the new Corsa wasn’t engineered with the United States market in mind, so it won’t pass crash tests: “It would take two years and be too expensive, so we’ll wait until the next generation,” says Lutz.

That’s the car being engineered in Korea by a joint Daewoo/Opel team; it won’t be in the market for five years “at the earliest,” Lutz says.
http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl.../60724033/1024



Looks like Saturn will be getting the Vectra wagon.

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The next-generation Opel Vectra wagon will be imported and sold as a Saturn, senior GM sources in Europe say. The target is 50,000 units annually, beginning in 2008 or 2009.
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The imported Vectra wagon will offer all-wheel drive and a V-6 engine, says Jim Hall, vice president of industry analysis at AutoPacific Inc. in Southfield, Mich.

Hall said Saturn's marketing team is now determining whether to launch the vehicle as a premium model, basically the wagon version of the upcoming Aura sedan, or as a "quasi off-road version." The 2007 Aura introduces the styling themes for the upcoming Vectra wagon.
http://www.cheersandgears.com/forums...opic=10707&hl=



This, of course, is on top of the current plan to give Saturn the Astra.


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