2007 Opel Astra sedan: the next Saturn Ion?

Opel will unveil its new four-door Astra sedan at the Istanbul Motor Show (November 3 âˆ' 12), becoming the fifth model in the Astra range alongside the five-door hatch, station wagon, three-door GTC and cabrio-coupé TwinTop variants.

Based on the two initial photos released by General Motors, the car appears to be identical to the Chevrolet Vectra sedan already launched in some worldwide markets.

General Motors has already acknowledged the next Opel Astra will come to the United States to replace the Saturn Ion. It's a safe bet, then, that the new Opel Astra sedan is virtually identical to the Saturn Ion replacement we'll see in North America in the near future. Two images of the Astra and four of the Vectra after the jump...