Saturn Corporation (Saturn) was an American automotive brand started in 1982 in order to design and manufacture small cars. Saturn was incorporated as a subsidiary of General Motors (GM) in 1985.
The first Saturn, an S-Series, came of the assembly line in 1990. This compact car range with a coupe, a sedan and a station wagon, stayed in production until 2002 when it was replaced by the Saturn Ion. The Ion was in production until 2007 when it was replaced by the Saturn Astra. The Astra was a rebadged Opel Astra and sold from 2008-09.
The L-Series, a mid-sized car, were manufactured from 1999-2004 and replaced by Saturn Aura. The Aura was based on the German Opel Vectra and the Aura were produced from 2006-2010.
The Saturn Vue, a compact crossover was sold from 2001-10. The second generation, introduced in 2007 was a rebadged Opel Antara.
Other Saturn models were the Sky, a two-seat roadster produced from 2006-09, the Saturn Relay minivan, a rebadged Buick Terraza/Chevrolet Uplander/Pontiac Montana from 2005-07 and the Saturn Outlook crossover, a rebadged Buick Enclave/Chevrolet Traverse/GMC Acadia.
Saturn was closed down in 2010.