CHICAGO – Saturn Corp. confirms it has scrapped plans to add a larger midsize SUV as a companion to its compact Vue that's new for '02. (see related story).

Codenamed the 318, the bigger SUV didn't get production approval and is no longer in the game plan, says Jill Lajdziak, Saturn vice president-sales and marketing.

But GM North America Chairman Bob Lutz says Saturn will get another new vehicle instead, a machine he calls a "crossover that's ‘wagonesque’ but which won't be unique to Saturn."