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    Report: Base 2014 Chevy Malibu to get same fuel economy as Eco model

    In a move to spur sales of the Malibu, Chevrolet apparently is betting against its own Malibu Eco mild-hybrid by improving the base model's fuel efficiency in addition to updating the styling and interior, Automotive News reports. That's right, for 2014 the standard Malibu matches the Eco's 29 ...

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    Report: NHTSA again questioning GM, this time over mild hybrid recall

    Less than a week after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had questioned the adequacy of a General Motors recall from 2009 on the Pontiac G6, saying it might have needed to be much broader, it is putting the automaker under the microscope again for another potential recall issue. ...

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    Official: Buick LaCrosse with eAssist priced from $29,960*

    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As expected, Buick has announced that its new 2012 LaCrosse with eAssist is priced identically to its more powerful V6-powered sibling. $29,960 (*plus an $860 destination charge) will get the buyer either 25 city and 37 ...

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    Report: General Motors bringing back mild hybrids next year

    Let's try this again, shall we? General Motors has announced that it will jump back into the mild hybrid game by the third quarter of 2011. Larry Nitz, the company's director of hybrid and electric powertrain engineering, made the announcement at a seminar in Traverse City, Michigan, though he ...

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    Review: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, who is it for?

    2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When pondering the idea of any near-$100,000 hybrid luxury sedan, one has to wonder, "What's the point?" The only hybrids that sell in any significant numbers are the Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion, and for good reason. ...

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    Report: Lamborghini's future includes less weight, no forced induction and... no manuals?!

    Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Lamborghini has thrown the motoring world a curve ball with a report that Sant'Agata will be leaving manual transmissions to the dinosaurs, just like Ferrari. According to Car and Driver, the decision was part of ...

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    Buick Regal likely to be launch platform for next GM hybrid system

    2011 Buick Regal – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last night, General Motors publicly unveiled the 2011 Buick Regal that goes on sale in North America in the first half of next year. The Regal will be Buick's new mid-sized sedan entry and is essentially just a re-grilled version of ...

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    Daimler's Car2Go program coming to Austin, Texas this fall

    Last October we advised you not to hold your breath for Daimler's Car2Go program to come to America. You can breathe again. If you live in Austin, Texas you'll be able to rent a mild hybrid Smart ForTwo by the minute this fall. Austin was chosen because of its university population and its concern ...

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    Saturn drops Green Line name from hybrids

    The Saturn Green Line is no longer. In its stead, the planetary brand's hybrid models will simply be known as hybrids. We think this is a good idea considering that the word 'hybrid' is much more readily associated with saving gas than the Green Line moniker. According to Mike Morrissey, a Saturn ...

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    General Motors plans to purchase Cobasys outright

    Shortly after reports of leaky batteries coming from Cobasys, which greatly slowed the production of GM's mild hybrid vehicles, such as the Saturn Vue and Aura hybrids and Chevy Malibu hybrid, comes a report from Automotive News which suggests that General Motors may just purchase the troubled ...

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    Doh! Battery leakage hurts GM hybrid production

    As much as General Motors would like to sell more hybrids, we'd imagine it would be pretty tough to do so without having the batteries on hand. It turns out that since December of last year, GM has had to recall some nine-thousand battery packs produced by its supplier, Cobasys, which were due for ...

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    GM planning Astra hybrid

    GM has a huge hit in the current generation Opel Astra, and the General is well into the development of a replacement for the compact hatch too keep the good times a-rollin. The next-generation Astra will likely be made in multiple locations for markets like the US and it will be one of 13 global ...

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    Buick may get its first hybrid... in China

    click above image to view more pics of the Buick LaCrosse sold in ChinaBy now, many people are of the opinion that the best Buicks in the world are sold in China. The new Zeta-based, rear-wheel drive Park Avenue just introduced for the Chinese market would do wonders for the brand in North America, ...

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    DaimlerChrysler and BMW to develop mild hybrid system

    DaimlerChrysler and BMW are already cooperating with General Motors on developing the well-documented two-mode full hybrid system for a variety of vehicles scheduled to go into production starting early 2008. The Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon and Dodge Dakota Durango will be the first recipients. Today the ...

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    LA Auto Show: Aura toeing the Green Line

    UPDATE: Gallery of live shots added after jumpAfter being on sale for a year, the Saturn Aura is getting its green wings. The Aura Green Line is the first of four hybrids that General Motors will release in 2007, another of which includes the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line. Like that vehicle, the Aura ...

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    Mercedes S-Class hybrid coming in 2008

    DaimlerChrysler is reportedly preparing a hybrid version of its S-Class luxury sedan for sale in 2008. Likely spurred on by Lexus introducing the LS600h L at the 2006 New York auto show, Mercedes plans to offer a slightly different set up than its Japanese competitor. Whereas the LS600h L is a full ...


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