2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid, Part Two

Exterior Design: **** » 9/18/08 2:00pm 9/18/08 2:00pm It may still be a straightforward compact SUV, but thanks to the Opelization of Saturn, the looks far better than its predecessor — with a more refined, European styling direction than its competitors, particularly the block-like Ford Escape. The rubber fits the wheel wells, all the handles feel…

Hybrid Owners More Brand Loyal Than Other Buyers, We Make Zero Smug…

An industry group we've never heard of called "Experian Automotive" is reporting this morning nearly half of hybrid vehicle owners will buy a vehicle of the same brand when they buy another one, making them some of the most loyal customers in the industry. Of course, they may not be buying a hybrid again because they're… » 8/12/08 8:45am 8/12/08 8:45am

Saturn Vue Plug-In Hybrid On The Way

Larry Nitz, General Motors' executive director for hybrid powertrains, speaking yesterday at the Plug-In 2008 Conference in San Jose, confirmed that the company is developing a plug-in hybrid Saturn Vue. The announcement comes as GM looks for ways to disseminate Chevy Volt-like technology through its other products.… » 7/24/08 2:00pm 7/24/08 2:00pm

Aural Leakage: Battery Problems Short-Circuit Saturn Hybrid Sales

In the midst of a $4/gallon-inspired run on every ride that gets more than 12 MPG, we were more than a little surprised to hear that the 2008 Saturn Aura Green Line has racked up a measly 69 sales through the end of April. Wot's the deal? Turns out that leaky batteries, courtesy of supplier Cobasys, have sent the… » 6/04/08 7:30am 6/04/08 7:30am