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Hybrid Vue Delayed

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General Motors recently revised its production plans for its much-touted series of hybrid electric vehicles. As a result, the Saturn Vue - which was to be the first hybrid SUV - will play a much smaller role in the company's plans. GM will instead add a so-called "strong hybrid" powertrain to its next-generation full-size sport-utility vehicles and pick-up trucks.

2.4L Ecotec Slated for 2005-06 Saturns

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GM Powertrain's new Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, slightly modifies that well-used adage, "There's no substitute for cubic inches." In the case of this slightly larger version of the original Ecotec 2.2-liter, one of GM's highest-volume engine families, there are a few more cubic inches found in the new 2.4-liter variant.

Green Line Will Showcase Fuel-Efficient Saturns

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AutoWeek reports that Saturn will soon market a new line of fuel-efficient vehicles under the 'Green Line' moniker. Just as the upcoming Red Line Saturns will be built for performance, Green Line cars will be the most environmentally friendly models in Saturn's lineup.

GM's 2004 Model Year Preview

Entering the 2004 model year, General Motors is focused on rebuilding its historical strength in passenger cars while broadening its current strength in trucks. In reviving its passenger-car business, GM doesn't need to look far for a model for success. GM's industry leadership in trucks resulted in new U.S. records for sales of trucks and SUVs in 2002.

Saturn Unveils Performance-Tuned Vue Red Line

The 2004 Vue Red Line, the first in Saturn's new series of performance-tuned vehicles, represents the next step in Saturn's drive to generate new interest in the brand.

Supercharged Vue Coming in September

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Jill Lajdziak, vice president of Saturn sales, service, and marketing, addressed retailers Monday at the 2003 National Automobile Dealers Assoication (NADA) Convention. Automotive News reports that among the topics discussed were plans for "mid-cycle enhancements" to the Vue sport-utility, including a "supercharged 240-hp version with 18-inch wheels due in September."

Saturn Ion, Vue to Get XM Satellite Radio in 2004

Accelerating one of the fastest-ever technology rollouts in its history, GM will offer XM Satellite Radio on 44 of 57 GM models, representing more than three-quarters of GM's fleet.

Vue to Feature Advanced Hybrid System

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General Motors' advanced hybrid system, set to debut in the Saturn Vue in late 2005, combines the power of a four-cylinder engine with the excellent torque and efficiency of twin electric motors.

Belt Alternator Starter on Hybrid Vue Improves Fuel Economy

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General Motors has developed a simple solution to making hybrid-electric powertrain technology available to more types of cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles, the company announced today at the North American International Auto Show.

GM Will Offer Hybrid Power On More Than A Dozen Popular Models

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General Motors will offer optional hybrid powertrains on several of its most popular models including trucks, SUVs and mid-size sedans starting in late 2003, GM President and CEO Rick Wagoner announced today at the North American International Auto Show.

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Rumors of the subcompact Opel Corsa coming stateside to join Saturn's lineup have been circulating for long time. The idea became a matter of when – not if – in October 2006 when GM vice chairman Bob Lutz told Automotive News that the company does indeed plan to sell a version of the next-generation Corsa in the United States.