2011 Buick PHEV 2-Mode Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
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 GM-Volt.com, there's a possibility that an upcoming CUV from Buick could be granted access to the sophisticated hybrid technology that GM had initially intended for the latest Saturn Vue and was already supposed to be in dealer showrooms by now.
Writers for Winding Road are in China at the Shanghai Motor Show. They recently managed to get Chris Gubbey, Executive Vice President for GM Shanghai, to squeak about an announcement GM will soon make about Buick's first ever hybrid model. Don't go looking for it at American dealerships; the advanced powertrain is destined solely for the Chinese version of the LaCrosse.
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