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Astra and G8 @ Chicago: Chicago Auto Show 2007
Date: Jan 30, 2007
Will Introduce New Saturn Astra And Pontiac G8 Passenger Cars At
2007 Chicago Auto Show
DETROIT – General Motors will introduce the all-new 2008 Saturn
Astra and 2008 Pontiac G8
at the Chicago Auto Show next week, building on the momentum of the
North American International Auto Show in Detroit – where the Saturn
Aura captured the North American Car of the Year award and the Chevrolet
Silverado claimed the North American Truck of the Year award.
Saturn continues its product revitalization with the new
Astra compact car, along
with the 2008 Vue Red Line and Vue Green Line hybrid. The Astra marks
the fifth all-new vehicle in Saturn’s lineup, and is the last step in a
complete reinvention of the brand’s showroom in less than 20 months.
The G8 sedan represents Pontiac 's continuing commitment to
rear-wheel-drive performance, and adds to the G6 GXP and Torrent GXP
recently introduced in Detroit. Additionally, a pair of special-edition
Chevrolet Corvettes will debut.
The Chicago Auto Show is open to the public Feb. 9-18 at McCormick
GM also will bring the cars that caused a stir in Detroit : the
Chevrolet Volt electric car concept, the Chevrolet Camaro convertible
concept, the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2008 Cadillac CTS.
“It is truly an exciting time at GM, because every few weeks, we get to
show off all-new models that reinforce the fact that we’re not only back
in the car market, we’re back with the intention to lead it,” said GM
North America president Troy Clarke. “The common thread linking all of
these great new products is our renewed commitment to design excellence
and technological innovation.”
Complementing GM’s new vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show is an all-new
exhibit that is the auto show equivalent of an art gallery. It features
a distinctive, more intuitive layout that allows visitors to experience
GM’s eight individual brands in gallery-type settings.