The Saturn Vue Hybrid is being delivered to dealers across the country from the plant in Tennessee. Given the trouble Saturn (GM) has been facing, the hybrid SUV has to be bright spot in their future plans.
The hybrid Saturn Vue costs about $3000 more than the standard version of the vue, but delivers some savings in fuel economy. It will also be the most affordable hybrid SUV by a long shot. The Saturn Vue Green Line does qualify for $650 in federal tax credits, somewhat offsetting the premium pricetag.
GM rolls out hybrid model of Saturn Vue
It's been a couple of years in coming, but the hybrid version of the Saturn Vue has begun rolling off the assembly line at the General Motors assembly plant here.
About 600 of the gasoline/electric-powered sport utility vehicles were shipped to dealers last week, fulfilling a pledge first made at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2003 that the Vue would play a vital role in GM's hybrid strategy.