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New Low-Cost GM Hybrid System Previewed in Geneva, Will Debut in North America by 2010

General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner

As another key element in its overall global strategy to improve fuel economy and reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions, General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner announced yesterday that GM will introduce a second-generation version of the GM Hybrid System with a new, more powerful lithium-ion battery.

Battery Supplier Issue Plauges Saturn, GM Hybrids

TheCarConnection reports that troubled battery maker Cobasys threatens to continue to limit the availability of Saturn and General Motors hybrid vehicles. The 2008 Saturn Vue and Aura Green Line hybrids, as well as the Chevrolet Malibu hybrid, use Cobasys' nickel-metal-hydride batteries. The company is also one GM's key suppliers for its new 2-mode hybrid models.

2008 Saturn Full Line Brochure

2008 Saturn Full Line Brochure

Feel free to kick the tires. Go ahead and knock yourself out. Just know it's not the best way to judge a car. No matter what dad said. Judge the full line of 2008 Saturn vehicles by reading about them. And driving them.

Saturn Hybrid Update

General Motors Hybrid Vehicle Logo

The availability of Saturn's 2008 hybrid vehicles – or lack thereof – has been a frequently talked about topic in the forum of this website. There's been a wide range of speculation as to when the vehicles would arrive at Saturn stores and in what quantity.

New Spy Photos of the Next-Generation Aura

LeftlaneNews.com has added 10 new spy photos to its growing gallery of what are believed to be camouflaged pictures of the next-generation Saturn Aura and Opel Insignia sedans. The Insignia nameplate will replace the Vectra name in Europe.

Green Line Saturns Rank Among Hybrid Vehicles that Really Reward Owners Over the Long Term

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IntelliChoice.com recently revealed that 12 hybrid vehicles currently on the market save their owners more money than the non-hybrid version of the same vehicle. Saturn's Aura and Vue Green Line hybrids were among the vehicles that were part of the five year study.

Kelley Blue Book Interviews Jill Lajdziak

Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and market analyst at Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com website, talked to Saturn general manager Jill Lajdziak last week at the North American International Auto Show. The two chatted about the three vehicles Saturn unveiled at the show, as well as the brand's new, larger lineup.

Saturn Retail Sales Rose 12% in 2007

2007 was a good year for Saturn. The brand completed the first phase of its product revitalization with the launch of the 2008 Saturn Astra, leaving the Sky roadster as the oldest model in its lineup.

Non-Hybrid Aura Prototype Delivers Higher MPG with New Technology

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Engine experts have dreamt about it, talked about it and lectured about it, and today – for the first time – General Motors is letting outside parties drive the "most awaited advanced combustion technology" of the past 30 years.

Updates Planned for Aura in '08

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Motor Trend recently published their preview of the all-new, soon-to-be-released 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While a GM embargo prevents them from writing about the details surrounding their test drive experience, the folks at the magazine did say this about the vehicle's driving dynamics:

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2010 Buyer’s Guide: Saturn Repackages Options, Adds Limited-Configuration Trim Levels to its Smaller Three Model Lineup

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SaturnFans.com 2010 Buyer's Guide
Saturn is taking a less-is-more approach for the 2010 model year. For starters, the brand has dropped the low-selling compact Astra hatchback and Sky roadster from its lineup, allowing retailers to focus on selling the three most popular models: the Aura, Outlook, and Vue.