Opel and Saturn to be the same by 2014
By 2014 the vehicles from Saturn and Opel will be interchangeable, in a strategy from General Motors of consolidating its Saturn and Opel brands to provide a slew of European-styled vehicles for consumers on both sides of the ocean.
“From now on, whenever we develop a vehicle, we have to make sure we can export it to the U.S., and vice versa,” Forster says.
The strategy is allready applied: the Opel Astra and the replacement for the Saturn Ion is the same vehicle, as is the Opel Antara and next Saturn Vue cross/utility vehicles.
That mean that the Opel Astra and the replacement for the Saturn Ion is one and the same vehicle with have the same design.
The Opel Antara will come to North America as the next-generation Saturn Vue within the next year. The Saturn Sky roadster is being exported to Europe as the Opel GT, starting next year.