Thanks to a recent hike in sales, Saturn Corp.’s outgoing Ion will stay in production about 90 days longer than planned at the auto maker’s Spring Hill, TN, plant. General Motors Corp. confirms it will continue building Ions through the end of March. The small car originally was to be phased out at the end of December. Ion sales through the first seven months climbed 2.5% to 60,969 compared with year ago’s 59,505, Ward's data shows. However, July sales fell 8.2% compared with like-2005. ...

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