Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chevy Captiva: Return of the Saturn Vue?

I spotted this on the way home Fridayand said, "What?" It looked like a Saturn Vue, but was badged as a Chevrolet with the familiar Chevy bow tie and a nameplate identifying it as a Captiva.

The North American production of all Saturn models was shutdown by the Obama Administration as part of the government's directed bankruptcy of General Motors.

With a quick search found a story about the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport. A press release is posted there and I learned that it is imported
"to help satisfy growing demand for compact crossovers by fleet customers."

President Obama, and Congressional Democrats, decided in 2009 that GM was over invested in a multitude of divisions and products, and especially in SUV's and Trucks. GM was then ordered to divest themselves of Pontiac, SAAB, Hummer, and Saturn. Of course when the dust settled, GM had to let go over 100,000 employees. This was all part of Mr. Obama's job creation agenda. Focusing on the Saturn Vue, it appears that mistakes were made.

Since now we are importing SUV's that used to be manufactured in this country, I just have to ask: How did this promote job creation and help the economy in this country?

Mr. President?

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