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Last week Saturn General Manager, Jill Lajdziak, posted an update on the state of Saturn on her blog at ImSaturn. General Motors, Saturn, and Saturn's retailers are looking at ways to overhaul the Saturn business model into one that is profitable for GM.

Video: Update on the 2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

From HybridSUV.com: This green SUV will have a 3.6-liter V6 under the hood to garner 260 horsepower, zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, all while boasting a 3,500-pound towing capacity. It will also include GM's first front-wheel-drive two-mode transmission and a total driving range of more than 500 miles per tank of gas.

Historic Saturn, GM Vehicles Sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction Earlier this Month

On the Auction Block: Saturn Lola Race Car

Mark Vaughn from AutoWeek: More than 200 cars from GM's Heritage Fleet went on the block in what GM called normal housekeeping. Note that's the Heritage Fleet, which is different from the Heritage Collection. The latter has about 350 cars. "The Heritage Collection is sacred, a critical part of the history of GM," said Brian Baker, collection manager and design historian.

Video: On the Road to Change with the DC-Bound Saturn Vue Two-Mode Hybrid Caravan

Saturn sent ten two-mode Hybrid Vues on a road trip from Detroit, Michigan to Washington, DC to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The team collected well wishes for the new president at OSU, PSU, and Howard University students along the way.

GM Has Allocated Funding for 2012-13 Saturn Vehicles

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Jamie LaReau from Automotive News: General Motors leaders told Saturn dealers today that funding has been allocated to build Saturn vehicles through 2012 and in some cases 2013. But they stopped short of saying Saturn would get new products and won't be killed. "We are still working through many options," but Saturn is "not going away in 30 days," said Todd Ingersoll, a Saturn dealer on the Franchise Operations Team who attended a Saturn dealer meeting at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in New Orleans.

Interstate Blogging: Saturn "Road to Change" Recap

Interstate Blogging: Saturn "Road to Change" Recap

Saturn's Lisa Gilpin posted a very thorough recap of the Saturn "Road to Change" caravan's journey in the form of daily blog updates on ImSaturn. The caravan embarked on a five-day trek from Detroit, Michigan to Washington, DC.

General Motors Two-Mode Hybrid Powertrain Voted "2009 Best New Green Technology"

Last week, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) recognized GM's Two-Mode Hybrid technology as the 2009 Best New Green Technology. The inaugural award results from AJAC's desire to recognize innovative new green technology developments in the auto industry that will be of benefit to the Canadian consumer.

Saturn Hybrids Drive "The Road to Change" to the Presidential Inauguration

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

A caravan of Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrids departed Monday from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit bound for the upcoming presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. The caravan's theme is "The Road to Change Starts in Your Driveway." It will make stops along the way to encourage people to pledge to make positive changes to reduce the nation’s energy consumption. Once in Washington, the hybrid vehicles will be used to provide courtesy transportation for inaugural events.

GM Canada: Saturn Runs Rings Around Competition

Already offering the industry's freshest new vehicle line-up, Saturn is upping the ante yet again for 2009 with the planned addition of a third hybrid model and by offering its line-up of fuel efficient cars and crossovers at a price point designed to impress, all backed by Saturn's leading customer service and retail experience.

GM Says It Has a Hybrid that Can Beat Toyota

David Welch from Business Week: Every throne has its challengers, or pretenders in some cases, and Toyota's hybrid crown is finally getting a bit of a test. Not only has Ford said its Fusion hybrid will have a better fuel economy rating than the Camry hybrid, but General Motors is making a play to beat Toyota, too.

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The Saturn of 2008 is not quite what Roger Smith, a former GM chairman, had in mind when he launched the brand in 1985 with the promise of "a different kind of company, a different kind of car." GM initially hoped to encourage fresh thinking at its newest brand by giving Saturn more autonomy than such GM stalwarts as Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac.