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Auto News Roundup 6-16-09: GM sells Saab; Viper plant reopens; McDreamy places 9th at Le Mans

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-- GM to sell Saab to Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg Group. LAT

-- The Viper brand will continue as Chrysler re-opens the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit seven weeks after the bankruptcy. The plant employs 115 people. CNN Money

-- Brabus Smart -- an electric Smart car -- will use an Exhaust-Note Generator to make lively engine noise instead of dead silence. Edmunds

-- New DVD ‘The Porsche Way,’ featuring eight decades of Porsche’s history, was released by Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Edmunds

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-- Actor Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy) and driving partner Foster finish ninth at Le Mans. Grand-Am.com

-- Photos: Twenty-seven Roadster owners turn out for Tesla Road Rally. Edmunds Green Car Advisor

-- It’s a wonderful day in the ‘Prius Neighborhood.’ Toyota invites Prius owners (and other interested parties) to make home videos for Gas Station TV. Mediapost

-- Joni Gray


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