Vue 2-Mode, Spring Hill Plant May Not Survive GM Cuts

Sam Abuelsamid from AutoBlog: General Motors chief financial officer Ray Young held a conference call with bloggers to discuss the announcements made by CEO Fritz Henderson this morning. With whole brands and car lines being terminated in the coming months, it's clear that many more plants will be closed, but no further details have been announced. With the demise of the Saturn Outlook, it seems probable that either the Delta Township plant in Michigan or the Spring Hill Tennessee plant will be shuttered and the production of the other three Lambda CUVs consolidated in one facility. On the subject of product lines from the defunct brands, Young made it clear that none of the existing models would be ported over to the remaining four brands. That means cars like the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky are finished forever. The same fate awaits the Saturn Vue and its two-mode hybrid variant that was scheduled to launch this summer. Young wouldn't get into details, but the technology will almost certainly be transferred over to the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.

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