Next Shot at Hybrid Redemption for GM: 2009 Saturn Vue Two-Mode

Lawrence Ulrich from the NY Times: Last year at this time General Motors expressed high hopes for its first full-range hybrid-drive system, which GM executives insisted was superior even to Toyota's gas-electric technology. But buyers may have been scared off by a trifecta of factors: the high price of the vehicles, a truck-hostile market, and record high gas prices. GM's next shot at hybrid redemption will be a two-mode version of the Saturn Vue, to go on sale in early 2009. The Saturn, smaller than GM's current hybrid SUVs, will start at less than $33,000. A Saturn spokesman, Mike Morrissey, said the Vue's smaller footprint, lower price and roughly 32 mpg highway economy might give it a better shot in the market than GM's herculean hybrids.

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I was curious how many of you put these on your SUV? I just installed a genuine GM bug shield, specifically made for the Saturn Outlook, and it looks very nice. I did have to drill two 1/16" holes in the underside of the hood for two screws, but the rest of it is held on by 3M two-sided tape. It was a very neat fit, and not very hard to install.