NEW YORK – General Motors Corp. is improving the quality of the ’05 Saturn Ion to increase sales and avert further job cuts at the Spring Hill, TN, plant where it is assembled. Materials used in the interior have been changed along with improvements in acoustics, says Lori J. Queen, GM vehicle line executive for small cars. A larger steering wheel addresses customer complaints. ’05 Saturn Ion Slow Ion sales led to the recent elimination of the third shift (about 400 workers) at the ...

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