Opinion: Make Saturn a Technology Leader

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David F. Vogl in a letter to Automotive News: Saturn should become GM's technology leader. Make "Saturn" synonymous with "innovation." Give the Astra a clean-burning turbodiesel engine and make that same turbodiesel standard on the Aura and the Vue, with the current Two Mode gas-electric hybrid powertrain as an option. The Outlook would be sold only as high-torque diesel-electric hybrid. The Sky would be a plug-in electric with a 50-mile range and a backup generator — for less than $30,000. And when GM is finally ready to bring a fuel cell vehicle to market, GM should make certain it wears the Saturn badge. Saturn built a following with cars that were different. Just think what it could do with cars that were better — better for the environment and flat-out better than anything else GM has to offer today.

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2008 Saturn Vue Environmental Features

Vue Environmental Features Pamphlet

From its recyclable polymer panels in years past, to the crops planted around the Spring Hill manufacturing complex, Saturn has always been environmentally conscious and tried to minimize its impact on the world around us. Here are some environmental features and facts about the new Vue that were found in a Saturn pamphlet distributed at auto shows this year.