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Alex C. Mair began discussions of a revolutionary new, small-car project codenamed "Saturn" in June 1982. In November 1983, the Saturn idea is publicized by General Motors' Chairman Roger B. Smith and General Motors' President F. James McDonald. Twelve months later, the first Saturn demonstration vehicle was revealed. On January 7, 1985 the Saturn Corporation was officially founded.

In July 1990 GM Chairman Roger Smith and UAW President Owen Bieber drove the very first Saturn off the assembly line in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The brand was marketed as a "different kind of car company," and Saturn operated outside the GM conglomerate, with its own assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, unique models and a separate retailer network.

Results at Saturn were mixed. While Saturn cars proved very popular with its buyers, actual sales never met the optimistic projected targets, in part because of a recession in 1990. It also proved cannibalistic as 41% of Saturn buyers already owned a GM car. The first Saturn Model, the Saturn S-Series, was significantly successful. A year later, Saturn hit the Canadian market. In May 1995, 'Jasper', Saturn's Millionth car is produced. In 1997, Saturn entered the Japanese market. In January 1999, Saturn rolled out its two millionth car. In late 1999, Saturn began production of its all new L-Series.

Saturn's first compact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle was introduced in 2002 MY as the Saturn Vue, based on a globally-used GM design. In 2003 MY, Saturn introduced the Saturn Ion as a replacement to the Saturn S-Series. In 2005 MY, Saturn began selling the Saturn Relay, a mini-van. That same year the Saturn L-Series was discontinued. The Saturn Sky roadster was introduced in 2006 as a 2007 MY. Also in the 2007 MY, the Saturn Aura midsizesedan made its way to dealerships, a long side the Saturn Outlook, a larger CUV than the Saturn Vue, and was the last year the the Saturn ION was produced. The ION was replaced by the Saturn Astra in 2008. During the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Saturn revealed its Flextreme concept vehicle, which was a rebadged Opel Flextreme.

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In US Congressional hearings on December 2, 2008, General Motors announced its intentions to focus on four core brands (Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC), with the sale, consolidation, or closure of Saturn and the remaining brands (Pontiac, Hummer, and Saab). General Motors Chairman and former CEO Rick Wagoner announced during a news conference on February 17, 2009 that Saturn will remain in operation through the end of the planned lifecycle for all Saturn products (2010–11).

General Motors announced in June 2009 that it was selling the brand to Penske Automotive Group. The arrangement was similar to the deal under which Penske distributes Daimler AG's Smart Car in the United States. Penske was not planning to buy the factories and would eventually had to have other car companies build cars sold as Saturns. Saturn's customer service, parts, and warranty operations will move to other GM dealerships in Canada. Saturn dealerships in Canada also selling Saab vehicles will sell exclusively Saab vehicles after GM shuts down Saturn.

On September 30, 2009, Penske terminated its discussions with General Motors Company ("GM") to acquire its Saturn subsidiary. Penske's decision to back out of the sale came after this undisclosed company's board rejected plans to take over production of the Saturn line. Saturn owners will still be able to take their cars to Saturn dealerships for service until closure in 2010, after which point Saturn vehicles will be serviced at other GM dealerships. For more Used Saturn Cars information try

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