Saturn Has Been Discontinued, Only 12,000 Cars Remain
There's shocking news from GM: the company has put a stop to the production of all new Saturns as of October 1st.
GM had counted on selling its Saturn brand to Penske Automotive Group. When that plan failed, the company quit producing the vehicle.
On September 1, 2009, Saturn had a total inventory of 14,700 vehicles. Presently, it's at 12,000 units. Saturn representatives estimate four more months of inventory, but at a rate of 1,303 sales per month, it's likely buyers will still have about nine more months to get their hands on a new Saturn.
Presently up for sale are the 2008 Astra, the 2009 Aura, Aura Hybrid, Sky, Outlook, Vue, and Vue Hybrid. None of these come with any incentives as of yet, although there may be some deals in store for buyers at dealerships that are trying to cut losses.
Despite the halted production, GM still fully supports current Saturn owners' warranties, and Saturn car parts will continue to be available. If you've always wanted to own a new Saturn, now is your last chance to get one.
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