Saturn-Penske Deal falls apart, Saturn to “wind-down”

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Could the Saturn brand really be dead? Unfortunately the answer is a yes. Autoblog has just gotten word that the deal that Penske was working on to purchase the Saturn brand from General Motors has fallen apart. There were major concerns about where future product would be sourced from after the initial period where GM would have been supplying the vehicles.  It was first rumoured that Penske would turn the Saturn brand into a Costco sort of company where it would sell vehicles produced by other makes under its own brand. That rumour turned out to be false of course. The next thought was that Penske had a deal in the works with Renault’s Korean subsidiary but the Renault-Samsung board rejected the idea.

If you were in the market for a new Saturn don’t worry, you will still be able to have your vehicle serviced at any local GM dealer. If you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle come visit us in Mississauga, we have a wide selection of pre-owned vehicles that would be a great alternative to a new Saturn. Visit our website at www.autodome.ca

Press Releases from GM & Penske follow the jump.

Source: Autoblog

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Get rid of that old car… its not safe!

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In celebration of 50 years since the IIHS was founded they performed a study to show how far safety in vehicles has improved. To demonstrate they took a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and a 1959 Chevrolet Bel-Air and decided to perform a head on crash.  The results speak for themselves.  The driver of the modern vehicle would have escaped with relatively few injuries, unfortunately the driver of the 1959 Bel-Air would have been seriously injured or possibly have died.  Safety should be a top concern when shopping for a vehicle for your family.   A video of the crash by the IIHS is available after the jump.

At Autodome safety is of paramount concern to us. Bring in your older vehicle as a trade in and we will get you into a modern vehicle that is safe for you and your family. Don’t forget to visit our website at www.autodome.ca

Source [Autoblog]

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Fiat 500 to be sold through Chrysler Dealers in North America

Our friends over at Autoweek have gotten word that when the Fiat 500 comes to North America you will only be able to find it at your local Chrysler Dealer.  Many were wondering whether Fiat would choose to establish a new dealer network for its upcoming vehicles, but the Fiat 500 is expected to be … Read more

No more V6 for 2011 Hyundai Sonata & Hyundai Tuscon

For the upcoming all new 2011 Hyundai Sonata (2010 model in Korea) the V6 engine will no longer be available as an option. Ward’s Autoworld found out that instead the 2011 Sonata will have a modified version of Hyundai’s Theta 4 Cylinder engine featuring GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection). Hyundai will be the first automaker to … Read more

Top Gear in HD?! YES!!

We have just gotten word that the show Top Gear is filming its new season in High Definition! This is great news for all car enthusiasts worldwide. You will now be able to see all of their crazy antics in better quality than ever before; you will see the sweat dripping off of their foreheads as … Read more