The Web site reports that GM's new people mover for the 2010 model year is set to come from GM's Hamtramck plant, alongside the 2010 Chevrolet Volt and the next-generation Chevrolet Malibu (which opens the question of what gets built at the current Malibu plant in Fairfax, Kan.). The people mover is a five- or seven-seater that's related to the new Opel Zafira, a midi-van offered in Europe.
The site says Chevy's version would get its own interior and design cues, but theorizes a Saturn version could come along after the Chevy version.
A vehicle in this class would give GM some coverage in the minivan class, while helping spread the development costs over a bigger sales base, but the main question would be, Is anyone interested in a Chevrolet minivan, now that minivan sales at Chrysler and Honda are showing major softness? Tell us if you think it's a good idea to greenlight a new Chevy along these lines, and we'll keep digging for more information.