Zastava to Assemble Aged AstrasS

While the Opel Astra is finally hitting our shores as a Saturn model, Serbia's Zastava has inked a deal with General Motors to build an iteration of the automobile, known in par-for-the-course GM parlance as the Astra Classic. Currently, the former builders of the Yugo assemble a Fiat Punto known locally as the Zastava 10. The new deal will give the Serbian market a cheaper Astra Classic; Zastava intends to build 10,000 of the compacts by 2010. No word from Malcolm Bricklin whether he intends to import them to the States. [IHT]