Currently the only people hauler in Saturn’s lineup includes the Vue and Outlook SUV. However, as GM’s Opel European brand looks to update its Meriva micro minivan, Saturn could also get its own version on the state side.
According to Jim Hall, managing director of 2952 Analytics, Saturn could get its own version of the Meriva micro minivan in the U.S. by 2011.
GM’s Bob Lutz has already confirmed that Saturn will add a subcompact model, which was expected to be the Corsa hatchback, but Hall says the large interior Meriva would be a better bet. The Saturn version will also be based on GM’s Gamma architecture.
“You could charge a bit more — $12,000 or $13,000 — because of the perceived value of an interior that’s much larger,” Hall said.
A concept version of Opel’s Meriva Concept was recently shown at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show (pictured above)
Source: Detroit Free Press
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