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    Report: GM struggling to market fuel efficient turbo technology

    In the automotive realm, marketing can sometimes prove just as important as the actual product. Take, for instance, Ford's well-regarded EcoBoost technology, which couples turbocharging with direct injection to produce more horsepower and reduce fuel consumption. Would it surprise you to hear that ...

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    Quick Spin: Driving an Amp Sky shows there's real potential here

    Amp Sky – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What you see in the picture above is not a Saturn Sky. Well, OK, it is a Sky, but it's a Sky that has been converted to all-electric drive by Amp Electric Vehicles, a conversion company based in Cincinnati, OH. A while back, during the ...

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    AMP will use Remy's electric motors in Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice conversions

    Progressive Automotive X-Prize contender Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. (AMP) will (probably) use electric motors from Remy International, Inc. for its converted Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice electric vehicles (EVs). The two companies signed "a letter of intent for a potential longā€term ...

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    GM to suppliers: Keep working on Two-Mode Hybrid PHEV

    2010 Chevrolet Equinox - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now that General Motors has offloaded its Saturn brand and the once-planned Buick plug-in hybrid SUV failed to get off the ground after being roundly criticized by the press and public, GM needs to pick yet another platform to ...

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    Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid rated at 27/30 mpg by EPA, will never be built

    Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid - Click above to for high-res image gallery
    One of our readers was was perusing the EPA's fuel economy listings and stumbled across a vehicle that we didn't even know had been rated. The two-mode hybrid version of the Saturn Vue had been scheduled to go into production in ...

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    Quick Drive: Buick/Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid prototype

    Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid prototype - click above for high-res image gallery
    We had a chance for a quick drive of a development prototype for Buick's upcoming plug-in hybrid crossover this week at the GM proving ground. The prototype was still wearing its Saturn grille and badging as that was the ...

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    REPORT: Saturn Vue plug-in replacement SUV on track, GM considering electric city car

    Saturn Vue Two-Mode hybrid - click above for high res gallery
    We've known for a while now that the technology that was to power the Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid would outlive GM's ownership of the brand and be ported over to another brand. The two-mode hybrid powertrain from the Vue Hybrid will ...

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    Enter the Rumormill: upcoming Buick CUV may get 2-Mode hybrid powertrain

    For all those weeping and gnashing their teeth over the loss of the 2-Mode Hybrid Saturn Vue, a ray of hope may be on the horizon from a seemingly unlikely source. According to a posting on, there's a possibility that an upcoming CUV from Buick could be granted access to the ...

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    GM to discontinue mild hybrid Malibu, Vue, Aura for 2010 model year

    2009 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid - click above for high res image gallery
    It's being reported that among the models that General Motors has decided to discontinue going into the 2010 model year are its existing mild hybrids. The Chevy Malibu, and Saturn Aura and Vue have been available with GM's ...

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    Saturn Vue two-mode dead, Chevrolet Equinox hybrid unlikely to hit until 2011

    Saturn Vue Two-Mode hybrid - click above for high res gallery
    When word came in the last few days that General Motors had reached a tentative deal to sell the Saturn brand to Roger Penske, the obvious question then became, "What about product?" The Penske deal apparently includes an agreement to ...

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    Saturn's future under Penske: electric cars might move to front of the line

    Saturn Vue Plug-in - click above for a high-res gallery
    Now that Penske has agreed to buy Saturn from GM, the big question is what will happen to the brand's vehicles. The agreement between the two companies stated that GM would keep building the Aura, Vue, and Outlook models for Penske on a ...

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    Plug-in Saturn Vue not dead, will be revived (sorta) by 2011

    For all the jokes about how Americans now own GM, it turns out that AutoblogGreen readers and GM executives think alike. In a poll we ran yesterday, the most popular choice for what to do with the Saturn hybrid powertrains was "Move the powertrain to the Equinox." A GM spokesperson said today that, ...

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    GM hopes to sell Saturn by the end of 2009

    That GM would sell Saturn has been floating around for what seems like ages now, but the most recent word from GM on the fate of the brand was that the "resolution" had been bumped up in the schedule to the end of 2009. GM just released a statement about the Saturn sale, saying that, "A number of ...

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    Saturn's death could hurt GM CAFE numbers

    Saturn Vue Hybrid - Click above for a high-res gallery
    The ultimate fate of Saturn as an automotive brand remains uncertain, pending the outcome of the offers currently being made to buy it from a shrinking General Motors. One thing is certain though, it will not remain a part of GM. One of the ...

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    GM ends Saturn brand in restructuring; PHEV Vue, we hardly knew ye

    Saturn VUE 2 Mode Hybrid - Click above to view high-res gallery
    As part of the big and updated Viability Plan that GM released today, GM has moved up the "resolution" of three brands - Saturn, Saab and Hummer - to the end of 2009. That means that some of the hybrids that we were promised - ...

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    Mahindra trucks - coming to a Saturn dealer near you?

    According to John Perez, CEO of Global Vehicles U.S.A. Inc., his company was approached by a senior official at General Motors to see about selling the Indian vehicles in Saturn's 403 dealerships. Global Vehicles holds the contract to distribute Mahindra's line of diesel-powered pickup trucks here ...

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    Is the Saturn Vue Two-Mode hybrid DOA? Not yet

    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Saturn VUE 2 Mode Hybrid
    We got a comment from a reader the other day on a post we published back in December indicating that the Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid had been canceled. Our reader had placed an order for one of the new hybrid crossovers last summer ...

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    Chicago 2009: Propane-powered Saturn Vue Hybrid

    Click above for a gallery of the propane-powered Saturn Vue Hybrid
    Tucked away in a corner of the Chicago Auto Show was a booth from Shell Gasoline, and included amongst the tuner vehicles was a Saturn Vue Hybrid that was converted to run on propane. Other modifications to the vehicle include a ...

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    Washington 2009: picture fun with the Saturn Flextreme

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Saturn Flextreme
    One of the guilty pleasures available during the quiet period before the public days of an auto show is taking pictures when no one is around. We've seen the Saturn Flextreme (and it's Opel cousin) before, but haven't seen it spinning ...

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    No 2009 Saturn Astra - too many 2008 models still available

    Vehicle models have different life spans in different countries, and Americans are used to having new – or at least refreshed – cars pretty much every few years. One model that the U.S. will not be getting new in 2009 is the Saturn Astra. The reason is that Saturn still has a 139-day ...


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