Derrick got a
at the new
hybrid at the NextFest a few weeks ago, and for those of you interested in
, the good news is that production on the test vehicles will
start this week
and the cars should be available early next year. GM's plant in Fairfax, Kansas will begin making five hybrid
Green Lines a week for testing. There's not a whole lot of numbers out about the Aura hybrid, but we do know that standards Auras get 20 mpg in the city and 28 or 29 on the highway, and the hybrid version is expected to get about 10 to 15 percent better mileage. Price for the Aura Green Line has also not been announced.
Ford Motor Co
. plant in nearby Claycomo makes the hybrid
Escape-Mercury Mariner sport-utility vehicle. GM's next hybrid should be the
, also coming next year.
[Source: Kansas City Star]