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Opel Insignia "Sport Tourer," Saab 9-X Air for Paris

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2008 Opel Insignia

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GM is prepping the ground for its 100th anniversary celebration tomorrow by announcing two more vehicles that will make their debut at the Paris auto show next month.

The first is a wagon version of the Opel Insignia sedan, shown this summer at the London auto show. The striking new wagon version won't be coming to the U.S. but offers a stylish counterpoint to the VW Passat and Ford Mondeo wagons that are mid-size mainstays in Europe.

The Saab 9-X Air concept shares some of the details of the 9-X concept that's made the rounds at recent auto shows. Only, its two-door body has a cut-down windshield and rakish speedster-esque details that push the idea of an open-top Saab down a market class from today's 9-3 Convertible. A cool green-lit interior is a part of the concept package due at Paris.

The presentation's still going on; stay tuned for photos and more info as soon as we get it in hand. And stay in touch tomorrow as GM celebrates its centennial with a first look at the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.
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  1. Why is that VW can sell the Passat wagon in the North American market, but GM can't bring the Insignia wagon here as either a Saturn or simply as an Opel that could be ordered through the Saturn dealer network?
     
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