General Motors Corp.’s Saturn Corp. unit says it is halting production of its new Ion small sedan for two weeks to ease bloated inventories. Saturn will shut down the line at its Spring Hill, TN, plant, but employees there will use the time to ramp up production of the Ion coupe. The Ion sedan debuted in fourth-quarter 2002. GM sold 5,386 units in January, up from 2,592 in December. Ward’s data shows there was a 143-day supply of the model at the end of January.

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