Extended strike could hurt launch of new GM hybrids

The strike that started at General Motors on Monday came at a particularly bad time for the company's new products. GM's new product offensive is getting into high gear this fall with a slew of eagerly awaited cars and trucks. Among the new vehicles that the company is just about to launch are the new Chevy Malibu (including a hybrid version), the mild hybrid version of the new Saturn Vue and, soon, the Two-Mode hybrid Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon. The Two-Mode hybrids are still a couple of months away and if the strike lasts long enough to affect them they could be the least of GM's problems. Hopefully the company and union can settle their differences quickly so that these important new models can come to market.
Update: Never mind. It looks it's over.

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