Hybrids

Vue is the Only Hybrid that Beats Its Conventional Counterpart in Latest Industry Analysis

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid

Jessica L. Anderson from Kiplinger: After gas prices dropped in late 2008, hybrid sales collapsed, falling 43% in December compared with the previous year. That highlights the reality that when fuel prices are low, savings at the pump rarely make up for the $3,000-plus hybrid premium.

Saturn Plugs in with Pre-Production Vue Hybrid, Flextreme Concept at DC Auto Show

Saturn Plugs in with Pre-Production Vue Hybrid, Flextreme Concept at DC Auto Show

This year's DC auto show was different than in the past. Instead of displaying year-old concept cars and last year's pre-production vehicles, many automakers diverted their newest cars – which were en route to Chicago for their big show later this week – to what had been a second-tier auto show in years past.

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.

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.

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 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.

Video: Two Saturns Featured During Road Rally Themed GM NAIAS Press Conference, 2-Mode Plug-in Hybrid Vue Still Planned for 2010

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General Motors opened the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit yesterday with a road rally of sorts featuring 17 new and upcoming cars and crossovers – including four global premieres – that underscores GM's ongoing commitment to emotionally compelling design, leading fuel efficiency and advanced technology.  Two Saturns, four Cadillacs, one Buick, one Pontiac, one Opel, and eight Chevrolets were featured during the presentation.

Next Shot at Hybrid Redemption for GM: 2009 Saturn Vue Two-Mode

Lawrence Ulrich from the NY Times: Last year at this time General Motors expressed high hopes for its first full-range hybrid-drive system, which GM executives insisted was superior even to Toyota's gas-electric technology. But buyers may have been scared off by a trifecta of factors: the high price of the vehicles, a truck-hostile market, and record high gas prices.

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Plug-In Vue Hybrid May Arrive as Soon as 2010

Saturn Vue Green Line Plug-In Hybrid

Saturn announced today at the North American International Auto Show that production will may begin as soon as 2010 on a plug-in hybrid electric version of the Saturn Vue Green Line, expected to be the first regular production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Depending on a consumer's drive cycle, the Vue plug-in hybrid will be the most fuel-efficient vehicle offered by a major automaker.