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On the Road with the Upcoming Vue 2 Mode Hybrid

From ImSaturn.com: A couple of weeks ago, several other engineers and I spent a full day driving some Vue 2 Mode hybrid development vehicles on one of our final development rides throughout southeast Michigan. We had a good mix of city and highway driving during the day.

Meet the Next-Generation Saturn Aura

From MotorTrend.com: GM's European wing has officially leaked photos of disguised Opel Insignias on test. Insignia replaces the Vectra, which is the Saturn Aura's donor car. The Insignia will be revealed at the London Motor Show on July 22nd.

Charging Stations Under Development for Upcoming Vue and Volt Plug-in Hybrids

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Saturn Vue Green Line Plug-In Hybrid

Close your eyes, if you will, and image the year is 2011. You're in the market for a new car. You work 15 miles from home, and you need vehicle that has enough space to not only haul around your family, but has room leftover for the inevitable weekend trips to Lowes and Home Depot. Gas prices have skyrocketed and are hovering around a record $6.29 per gallon.

Lutz Hints at Price Points for Both the Two-Mode and Plug-In Hybrid Vues

To date Saturn's hybrid vehicles have been of the "mild" variety, but that's going to change in the next few months as the automaker prepares to launch a second Green Line Vue model with a hybrid system designed to leapfrog its competition.

New Low-Cost GM Hybrid System Previewed in Geneva, Will Debut in North America by 2010

General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner

As another key element in its overall global strategy to improve fuel economy and reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions, General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner announced yesterday that GM will introduce a second-generation version of the GM Hybrid System with a new, more powerful lithium-ion battery.

2010 Saturn Astra Spied!

The folks at LeftlaneNews.com have posted what are believed to be pictures of the next-generation Saturn Astra. The new car, which according to the auto site, will be sold "as a Saturn in North America, an Opel in Germany, Holden in Australia, and a Vauxhall in Britain," is expected to arrive in 2010.

Saturn Answers Questions, Hints at Additional 2-Mode Hybrid Powertrain Options in the Future

In a post on the GM FastLane blog, Saturn's director of commmunications, Kyle Johnson, responded to questions posed by visitors who read Jill Lajdziak's blog post on Saturn's hybrid unveilings at the North American Internation Auto Show in early January. Here's a look at some of the questions and answers from Kyle.

Saab 9-1 May Hint at Next Saturn Astra

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Next-Generation Saturn Astra?

General Motors' Saab unit is set to unveil a subcompact hatchback concept that some insiders say may also provide a preview of the next-generation Saturn Astra. The Saab 9-1, an "entirely new concept car," Edmunds.com's Inside Line reported the folks from General Motors Europe as saying earlier this month, will make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show on March 3rd.

Astra Likely to Get Turbocharged Powerplant

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Automotive News says that General Motors will begin to offer cars with smaller, turbocharged engines to help combat rising gas prices, fuel economy concerns, and upcoming Government mandates.

Upcoming Saturn Corsa Won't be Built in Europe

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Opel Corsa Design Sketch

Just-Auto.com reported this morning that Bob Lutz told Automobilwoche magazine earlier this week that Saturn will sell a version of the next-generation Opel Corsa in the United States.

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OnStar "Stolen Vehicle Slowdown" Now Available

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General Motors and OnStar today launched "Stolen Vehicle Slowdown" on model year 2009 GM vehicles in the US and Canada. Stolen Vehicle Slowdown is the latest enhancement to OnStar's Stolen Vehicle Assistance service and enables OnStar to further help law enforcement in the recovery of subscribers' stolen vehicles, while helping to reduce fatalities and injuries resulting from police chases. Working with law enforcement and utilizing its unique built-in technology, OnStar can remotely send a signal that interacts with the vehicle's engine, gradually slowing it down, aiding in a safe recovery.