Update: GM Will Keep Saturn Hybrid Powertrains

Saturn Plug-In Hybrid Vue

Richard Truett from Automotive News: The next-generation of General Motors hybrid technology will not be delayed by the phase out of the Saturn brand, Tom Stephens, GM's vice chairman of global product development, said today. But in a reversal of plans, Stephens told Automotive News that the drivetrain that was destined for plug-in version of the Saturn Vue hybrid will be delivered to fleets in early 2011 and could also be offered to consumers. Stephens would not say which vehicle will get the powertrain, except that it would be one of GM's four core brands, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC or Buick.

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GM Confirms Supercharged Sky

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AutoWeek reports that GM has confirmed a supercharged version of the 2007 Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice, and Vauxhall Lightning is in the works. According to the magazine, "Jon Lauckner, General Motors' global product planning boss, says the Vauxhall two-seater will come to market with a 2.0-liter supercharged four-cylinder." The engine will also be offered in the Sky and Solstice.