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General Motors announced today that it has canceled plans for a Buick plug-in hybrid crossover. The company cited poor feedback from media, dealers, and consumers to the proposed model, which was unveiled only two weeks ago. Both the conventional and plug-in hybrid versions of the Buick crossover have been canceled. General Motors vice chairman Tom […]

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A mash-up of the Chevy Volt, GM’s full-size SUV “two-mode” hybrids, and the Buick brand. General Motors announced last week that it plans to produce the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, in the form of a new yet-to-be-named Buick crossover. The new model will first be released in 2010 as a gas-powered vehicle available with […]

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Auto industry publications are reporting that an upcoming Buick Crossover due out in 2011 will be the first application of GM’s two-mode plug-in hybrid system—technology that was originally intended for the Saturn Vue. “Those reports are pure speculation,” GM spokesperson, Dayna Hart, told Hybridcars.com. “There are plans to implement the system into a future vehicle, […]

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While GM and Chrysler have now offered hybrid versions of their largest SUVs for several months, sales have hardly been overwhelming. Compact and midsize vehicles seem to be the sweet spot for US hybrid sales. So we’ve eagerly waited for the arrival of the Saturn Vue Two-Mode Hybrid, the full hybrid version of Saturn’s Vue […]

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These days, auto safety recalls don’t get much attention. So the news that General Motors was recalling 9,000 of its 2007 Saturn mild hybrids to replace the high-voltage battery pack in each one was no more than a blip in the press. Behind the scenes, though, it’s an expensive and annoying distraction for General Motors, […]

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A General Motors spokesperson told Automotive News that the company planned to sell 27,000 mild hybrid vehicles this year, but is falling short because its supplier, Cobasys, provided faulty batteries. In an exclusive interview with HybridCars.com, a Cobasys executive—who asked not to be named—responded to GM statements and press reports, saying, “A lot of it […]

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It’s not easy following the bouncing ball of the General Motors plug-in crossover SUV. The vehicle was originally conceived as a Saturn Vue in 2007, became an unnamed Buick model in August 2009, and two weeks later was a technology in search of a vehicle. The plug-in hybrid Vue was originally planned for 2010, but […]

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Jan. 6, 2008 Get ready for a wave of hybrid press releases coming from Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, running from January 13-27 January. The first two announcements to hit the wire are about “two-mode” hybrid SUVs from General Motors and BMW. GM will unveil the 2009 Saturn Vue Green Line and BMW will […]

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Dec. 2, 2007: Source – Associated Press GM commenced production for the 2008

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The Saturn Aura Hybrid was discontinued when General Motors shut down the entire Saturn brand in 2010. The company produced and sold about 1,600 Aura “Green Line” Hybrids, from its first sales in spring 2007 through the end of 2010. The new Saturn Aura got off to a rip-roaring start when it won “Car of […]

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