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I wonder what the unspecified production problems might be.... Aren't these exactly the sorts of things the media was supposed to be looking for...anybody care to ask GM the obvious question...it hasn't been answered here...
Thursday January 6 3:43 AM ET Yahoo reports
Saturn Production Stopped at Two Plants
General Motors Corp.'s Saturn division, which entered the mid-size car market with its new L-Series last summer, has stopped production of the vehicle until Jan. 18 due to excess inventory and production problems, officials said on Wednesday.
-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), January 06, 2000
Some bits Carl forgot to include:
Saturn has also stopped production until Jan. 18 at its second plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., where it makes the S-Series small car, because of production preparations for a new sport utility vehicle to be launched next year.
Saturn President Cynthia Trudell said that inventories of the new L- Series rose to 20,000 units in December because of a year-end blitz by Toyota Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd.'s to sell more Camrys and Accords.
The "excess inventory" is complete vehicles, not parts. This isn't a loss of production, it's a limitation of overproduction. Yes, I'd like to know what their "production problems" are, but keep it in context.
-- Servant (email@example.com), January 06, 2000.