Saturn of Wichita will close both its locations

Saturn of Wichita said in a statement Thursday that the dealership that operates two locations in the city plans to close.

The announcement comes a day after Penske Automotive Group dropped its bid to purchase Saturn from General Motors. GM said Wednesday that it would stop manufacturing Saturns and soon close down the brand.

"The recent Penske news came as a large shock to our Saturn of Wichita team members," said the statement, signed by owner Scott Davies.

The statement said Saturn of Wichita's service employees will move to the Scholfield Automotive Group and that Saturn owners could get their cars serviced at Scholfield Buick GMC at 7633 E. Kellogg or at Scholfield Hyundai at 757 N. Tyler Road.

Saturn factory warranties and warranty claims will continue to be honored at Scholfield, the statement said.

The statement said the dealership will release a closing date once it's been set.