For all those weeping and gnashing their teeth over the loss of the 2-Mode Hybrid Saturn Vue, a ray of hope may be on the horizon from a seemingly unlikely source. According to a posting on GM-Volt.com, there’s a possibility that an upcoming CUV from Buick could be granted access to the sophisticated hybrid technology that GM had initially intended for the latest Saturn Vue and was already supposed to be in dealer showrooms by now.
The world got a sneak peek at the new Buick ‘ute on a CBS News piece that featured an interview with GM’s Ed Welburn. This new CUV will share the same platform as the soon-to-be-departing Saturn Vue, so it theoretically shouldn’t be too difficult to port the technology to Buick for a 2011 model year release. Of course, there still remains the possibility that the 2-Mode could also make an appearance in the latest Chevy Equinox or Cadillac SRX.
Enter the Rumormill: upcoming Buick CUV may get 2-Mode hybrid powertrain originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Tue, 16 Jun 2009 08:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.