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GM's Opel Migrates to America, Becomes Saturn Brand

GM is also planning a plug-in hybrid version of the Saturn Vue but has not said when the vehicle will be available. Pictured is 2006 Opel Antara, which is expected to replace current VUE.

Published: 15-Feb-2007

The Opel Astra will soon be available in the U.S. It will be badged as a Saturn when the car goes on sale later this year, replacing the Saturn Ion. They follow their larger sibling, the much-admired but slow-selling Saturn Aura.

A redesigned version of the Saturn Vue SUV will go on sale in the spring and is virtually identical to the Opel Antara that will be sold in Europe.

The new Astra will come as a two-door or four-door vehicle and will have a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission as standard equipment.

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