General Motor Corp. will stick with its slow-selling Saturn Astra compact hatchback, and company officials seek to distance its next-generation from the ’11 Chevrolet Cruze sedan, with which it will share a new global compact-car architecture. “I wouldn’t look for a Saturn version” of the Cruze, says Stu Pierce, director-product marketing at Saturn. Pierce calls the need to replace the existing Chevy Cobalt compact car with the more upscale Cruze “more immediate” for GM’s volume brand than ...

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