If GM can’t spin off Saturn by 2012, the brand will be completely shut down. Earlier this week it was reported that since Saturn’s future is now foggy, the European-designed Opel Insignia, originally scheduled to replace the current Saturn Aura next year, would be rebadged as a Buick.
Sources said that GM plans to bring the 2010 Opel Insignia over the U.S. as a 2010 Buick Regal sedan. However, as Detroit Free Press points out, the Insignia uses the same global front-wheel-drive mid-size platform as the 2010 Buick LaCrosse which goes on sale next year. That would result in a mid-size sedan overload for Buick.
It’s now being reported that GM also considered offering the Insignia as a Cadillac. It is reported that the Insignia would give Cadillac a front-wheel-drive mid-size sedan for buyers that feel unsafe driving on snowy-conditions.
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– By: Kap Shah
Source: Detroit Free Press