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    Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid 4Matic not for sale, lease only
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    2010 Mercedes Benz ML450 hybrid - click above for high-res image gallery
    This week brings the official launch of the first European-branded vehicle equipped with the two-mode hybrid system that was co-developed between General Motors, Daimler, BMW and Chrysler. The Mercedes-Benz ML450 edges out ...

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    REPORT: Two-mode hybrid joint development disbanded; Ram hybrid coming in 2010
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    According to The Detroit News, the big joint development program formed several years ago between General Motors, Daimler, Chrysler and BMW to develop a two-mode hybrid system for light duty vehicles is over. With all four automakers now having launched versions of the gas-electric system, the ...

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    From the Clutches of the Grave: Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid rated at 27/30 mpg by EPA
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    Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While perusing the EPA's fuel economy listings, one of our readers stumbled across a vehicle that we didn't even know had been rated. The 2-Mode Hybrid version of the Saturn Vue had initially been scheduled to go into production in ...

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    Badge-engineering at its finest? Rolls-Royce Phantom spotted in Manhattan with GM hybrid emblems
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    Rolls-Royce Phantom 'Hybrid' - click above for high-res image gallery
    If there is any car that seems to be well suited to either hybridization or outright electrification, the Rolls-Royce Phantom would seem to be logical candidate. Many of them are used transporting the wealthy around the world's ...

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

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    AutoblogGreen tries out Chrysler's new Aspen Hybrid
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    Click the above image for a hi-res gallery at AutoblogGreenLater this month Chrysler will finally launch the Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango hybrids. These are the first non-GM products of the 2-Mode hybrid partnership that also includes GM, Daimler and BMW. Chrysler hopes that the hybrid models ...

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    Chrysler lowballs price of its SUV hybrids, starting at $45,340
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    Click above for high-res gallery of Chrysler's hybrid SUVsApparently hoping to avoid the ignominious fate of the full-size hybrid SUVs from two-mode hybrid partner General Motors, Chrysler is getting aggressive with the pricing of its new Durango and Aspen hybrids. At launch this fall, the ...

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    Saturn expected to be source of GM growth
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    It is tough to keep up a winning streak, as Saturn may soon realize. After boasting a 12.6-percent increase in retail sales, and average transaction prices up by $7,000 compared to the previous year, GM expects their Saturn division to continue their growth for the next five years. It most likely ...

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    Automobile names Audi R8 top car for '08; GM wins for hybrid tech
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    click above for more high-res images of the gorgeous Audi R8It's that time of year where everyone's prognosticating like Nostradamus about what the coming year will hold. The authoritative ink slingers at Automobile magazine have decided that Audi's R8 deserves the dual honors of 2008 Automobile Of ...

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    Caddy considers adding hybrids to the mix
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    The combination of high gas prices and a sales slowdown at Cadillac have caused the heads of GM's luxury division to consider adding a hybrid to the mix. During an interview with the Detroit News, John Howell, Caddy's head product honcho was quoted as saying that, "Pretty much every program I am ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: A conversation with Jill Lajdziak
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    Saturn general manager Jill Lajdziak's enthusiasm for her brand is infectious. And really, who can blame her? The charismatic and ebullient Ms. Lajdziak is at the helm of a brand that's critical to GM's product-based turnaround plan and which has seen its entire lineup overhauled over a very short ...

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    Three automakers drop $1B on "two-mode" hybrid
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    Giving birth to a new powertrain architecture is neither easy nor inexpensive, as GM, DaimlerChrysler, and BMW are demonstrating by dropping $1B on their "two-mode" hybrid technology. The costs for developing the transmission will not be evenly divided among the manufacturers, but instead will be ...

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