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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.

Saturn May Share Wilmington Plant With Buick

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Buick may join Saturn, Saab, Chevrolet, and Pontiac in building a midsize car based on General Motors' new midsize Epsilon platform. It would be the fourteenth GM model to use the global Epsilon architecture. If the car is approved for production, it may be built alongside Saturn's next generation midsize vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware beginning in 2007.

Saturn Announces Upcoming Performance Line

Answering the performance desires of customers, Saturn is developing a series of performance vehicles and released an artist's conceptual rendering of a specially modified Ion quad coupe at the 2002 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas with production slated for 2004.

GM Rolls Out High Performance Products at 2002 SEMA Show

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High-performance variants of GM cars and trucks will headline the General Motors display at this year's 2002 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Reaching for the Sky

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Automotive News reports Saturn has put together a business case for building the 2002 Sky concept convertible roadster. The company is reportedly pushing GM's upper management to approve the car for production. Saturn hopes to sell about 20,000 of them each year.

Saturn Revs for the Future with Performance-Oriented Products

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Despite a lack of new product during the late 1990's, Saturn is working hard to re-establish itself as a 'different' manufacturer of class-leading, import-fighting vehicles. Unlike Saturn's first ten years when General Motors starved retailers of new product, Saturn's next ten years promise to be quite the opposite - a variety of exciting new models are planned for the future.

Suzuki Has No Plans for a Vue-based SUV

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There has been a lot of discussion at SaturnFans.com lately about the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox � Chevy's polymer-clad version of the Saturn Vue. A few weeks ago, GM said that the Equinox would be built at its Ingersoll, Ontario manufacturing plant that it operates as a joint venture with Suzuki. Today the facility builds the Chevy Tracker and Suzuki Vitara compact sport-utility vehicles.

Future Models Will Give Saturn a 'Boost'

Saturn says it expects about a 10% increase in U.S. sales next year from the total expected for 2002, thanks to an updated and expanded lineup. Jill Lajdziak, vice president of Saturn Sales, Service, and Marketing, told reporters at a media preview for the new Ion line of small cars that Saturn is on track to set a new sales record this year, with sales of between 285,000 and 300,000 vehicles.

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GM Doesn't Take Back Seat to Imports in Fuel Economy

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Among Saturn vehicles, the Aura midsize sedan (built on the same chassis as the Malibu) is rated at 22 city/30 mpg highway with the four-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic; the Astra five-door and three-door models with automatic have a 30 mpg highway rating, 32 with the manual); the Aura hybrid, like its Malibu counterpart, has a 32 mpg highway rating, as does the Vue Green Line compact cro