Hybrids

2008 Vue GL Review: Who Says Mild Hybrids Don't Make Sense?

Motor Trend magazine drives the new 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid and questions the often ill-conceived notion that the so-called mild hybrid vehicles like the Vue aren't "real" hybrids.

Green Line Vue Has European Flair and Good Mileage

The Oregonian's Tom Kehoe takes a look at the hybrid Saturn Vue in his "Drive Time" column in the paper today.

'08 Vue is Golden

Tom Keane from the San Francisco Chronicle came away impressed with Saturn's new Vue Green Line hybrid after driving it for a week, calling it an "amazing vehicle" and "offers a lot for the buck."

Vue Hybrid Offers Reasonable Power

The Tampa Tribune recently drove Saturn's 2008 Vue Green Line hybrid and concluded that the "European-inspired and redesigned Vue sports bold looks that are coupled with reasonable power and a functional interior. The Green Line hybrid, in particular, should appeal to an array of buyers because of its fuel-saving capabilities."

Vue Plug-In Hybrid Work "Proceeding Nicely"

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From Edmunds.com: Bob Kruse, the automaker's executive director of global vehicle engineering, participated in a GMnext.com chat session last week and updated participants on the progress of the Volt and the Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. "Both programs are proceeding nicely," he said.

If Ever There was a Car Company Living the Cinderella Story, It's Saturn

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: After years of having a lineup that included cars so mediocre that Saturn was consigned to forlornly sitting by the automotive industry "fireplace" dreaming of the big dance, while the competition went to the ball and gathered admirers. Not any more.

How to Save $12,000 by Buying a 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid

From GlobeandMail.com: The Vue hybrid interested me for a couple of reasons. First, it's an all-new model for 2008. Second, Canada's auto journos — the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada — voted it best new vehicle in its class. By the way, that was a decision that took me by surprise and appeared to even to shock GM Canada's people. But there you go.

Driving the '08 Saturn Vue Hybrid Green Line

From CNET.com: One year after the introduction of the 2007 Vue Green Line, Saturn has brought out a significantly revised version of the model. The 2008 Vue Green Line may share most of the tech features of the original model, but its exterior design shows that Saturn has spent a busy 12 months at the drawing board.

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid Test Drive

From About.com: In its second year with GM’s mild hybrid drivetrain option, the Vue gets a complete refresh for 2008. Its new curved and sculpted look, a severe departure from old, hints at European inspiration and upscale flavor. The new Vue Green Line is decently equipped in standard trim as was our tester, with enough amenities to make a long trip comfortable--but without whiz bang.

Saturn's Hybrid Vue Green Line Isn't Just Another Crossover

From OttawaCitizen.com: Lost in the explosion that has been Saturn's model proliferation in the last 24 months, I took little notice of the new Vue compact sport-utility. Though I was quite enamored of the previous generation for its bargain price and excellent, supplied-by-Honda powertrain, I was far more seduced by the Sky roadster, Aura sedan and, especially, the Astra subcompact.

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