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Update: ‘09 Saturn Vue Hybrid

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The last time we reported on the  Two Mode Saturn Vue Green Line  was in March, 2008. Tags: Saturn link].

Penske Backs Out of Saturn Deal; Brand to Wind Down

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PAG) has terminated its discussions with General Motors Company to acquire the Saturn brand, citing concerns directly related to the future supply of vehicles beyond the supply period it had negotiated with GM. Today’s disappointing news comes at a time when we’d hoped for a successful launch of the Saturn brand into a new chapter.

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GM Advises Approximately 1,100 Dealers of No Long-Term Future in GM Dealer Network

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GM began contacting its dealers today regarding its long term planning, and is advising approximately 1,100 “ underperforming and very small sales volume US dealers ” that GM does not see them as part of its dealer network on a long-term basis. The actual number of dealers could vary given levels of attrition, etc.

Hybrid SUVs: Best of Both Worlds

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Hybrid sport utility vehicles may be the best overall choice for consumers and auto manufacturers alike. Hybrid SUVs end up at the top of my list.

Hybrid Sale Of The Century?

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That all changed when GM restructured to focus on only four major brands, Saturn no longer being one of them. liter 4 cylinder engine.

GM and Chrysler Submit Updated Restructuring Plans; Up to $18.6B More Needed; Outlines for Product Plans

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Saturn will remain in operation for the next several years, through the end of the planned lifecycle for all Saturn products. Chrysler.

GM announces three new recalls of ~1.55 million vehicles

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million Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia models from the 2008-2013 model years, Chevrolet Traverse from the 2009-2013 model years, and Saturn Outlook from the 2008-2010 model years. To repair the condition, dealers will remove the driver and passenger side air bag wiring harness connectors and splice and solder the wires together. Brief


GM Pulls the Plug on New Buick Compact Crossover; Plug-in System to Be Applied to Another Vehicle

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GM has cancelled its recently announced compact Buick crossover, which would have offered the plug-in hybrid system originally targeted for the Saturn VUE. Earlier post.). We were all struck by the consistency of the criticism of the compact crossover. Buick crossover canceled. This happened in one day.

Buick Going Green With Plug-In SUV

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The announcement from General Motors that the technology once planned for the Saturn Vue will now instead end up in a Buick came as a huge shock to me.


Revenge of the Electric Car

haven’t heard about them since (though the former Saturn plant in the area is slated for Fisker ) but the image stuck with me. ©Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post. It was still a novelty to see anything pro-EV in a major publication, but what struck me at the time was that I had no idea who these people in Delaware were.

AMP Unveils Electric Version of GM Equinox; Secret Sauce is the Drivetrain

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AMP, which currently up fits Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice vehicles, is targeting the Nissan Leaf, with its 100 mile range, as its closest rival.

Plug-In Prius Goes Up to 12 Miles on Electricity Only -

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Part of HighGear M E D I A Welcome to! The plug-in Prius is a separate model from the all new 2010 Prius Hybrid.

Hybrid SUV | Two Year Anniversary

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Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Ford and Saturn topped our searches back then (still no hybrid honda SUV , sorry). Stay tuned and thanks for your support!

2010 Equinox | Direct Injection vs. Hybrid

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The 2010 Chevy Equinox is starting to show its face in the media and on dealer lots, and so far we like what we see. DOHC V6. link].

General Motors presents viability plan

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As it bids to break even at a US total industry sales volume of approximately 10 million vehicles, General Motors has updated its Viability Plan which will deepen the cuts in its operations. If the bond exchange fails, it will result in GM entering bankruptcy. Hourly employment levels are to be reduced from around 61,000 in 2008 to 40,000 in 2010.

Cash for Clunkers Buoys US Auto Sales; Hybrid Sales Up 31.8% for Monthly New Vehicle Share of 3.55%

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GM dealers delivered 189,443 total vehicles in July, a 19.4% Monthly new vehicle market share for hybrids. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

MAEAA Web Links

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Saturn :Ken Norwicks online conversion diary Saturn: conversiondiary Solectria E-10 : Tom Husons new project SolectriaForce : Tom Hudson doesnt let cold weather stop him. Chevrolet S-10 :Brian has a new and very nice conversion. Chevrolet S-10 :Jim Coates very clean conversion Chevrolet S-10 :Mark Brueggemanns neat project, and more.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Establishing dealer network. Plans Saturn Vue PHEV-10. Aims to get Saturn Vue on road in 2010; no production goal. Space Up!

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog -

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April 18, 2009 1:40 am Link I drive a Saturn SL1 that has over 300K miles on it. Supporters of the car say that’s shortsighted. James.