August 30, 2004
Saturn to introduce new mid-size car in 2006
Fairfax, Kansas – General Motors announced plans to produce a new Saturn mid-size car at its Fairfax, Kansas assembly plant where the current Chevrolet Malibu sedan and Malibu Maxx hatchback are built. The new Saturn sedan is currently scheduled to begin production in the second half of 2006 as a 2007 model.
GM plans to invest U.S.$200 million into the plant. Joe Spielman, GM vice president and general manager of Vehicle Manufacturing, said the investment will, “strengthen and re-energize the Saturn nameplate”. Specific product information on the new Saturn will be released at a later date, said the company.
The Fairfax assembly plant currently builds the Chevy Malibu and Malibu Maxx.