DETROIT – Saturn Corp.’s fusion with Adam Opel GmbH continues next year with the Astra compact car joining the domestic portfolio in late 2007, General Motors Corp. confirms. Coming in 3- and 5-door variants, the ’08 model Astra replaces the Ion that is slated to end production in March. GM will import Astras from its plant in Antwerp, Belgium, to the U.S. and Canada. However, GM is expected to build next-generation Astras, and possibly Opel-based Corsa subcompacts, at its future ...

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