USA: Opel Vectra Wagon/Caravan to be imported as a Saturn?

USA: Opel Vectra Wagon/Caravan to be imported as a Saturn?
Opel Vectra Wagon/Caravan

General Motors reportedly plans to import into U.S. the next-generation Opel Vectra station wagon, which will possibly be rebadged as a Saturn Aura Wagon.




2007 Opel Vectra Wagon/Caravan commercial video

The automaker’s main goal is to annually sell about 50,000 of those Opels/Saturns, says AutoWeek citing some anonymous sources in GM Europe. At least, this is the minimum amount of vehicles that the American car maker must assemble for the rebadged model to stay profitable.

The magazine reports that the next generation Vectra will still be assembled in Germany at Opel’s Ruesselsheim plant, taken apart and then shipped to the United States to be reassembled by the local workers.

It is reported that the Vectra will be based on the future Epsilon platform, shared by the next-generation Pontiac G6, 2007 Saturn Aura and Saab 9-3.

The car will presumable feature a V6 engine and an all-wheel-drive transmission.

Photo: GM/Opel

See also: 2007 Opel Antara crossover SUV