Nov 30th, 2007 by RJ Menezes
General Motors started production of a hybrid version of the Saturn Vue crossover this month and it will be produced in Mexico. GM has an assembly plant in Ramos Arizpe in the northeastern part of Mexico. The plant is very modern an has the capacity to produce very advanced models.
The vehicles built there will be exported to the United States and Canadian market. Kevin Williams, managing director of General Motors de Mexico, said the hybrid line is part of a $500 million investment in Ramos Arizpe. That a lot of money, but GM is confident the combination will work and be profitable. It better be cause GM sure needs this boost. The plant will create a lot of jobs to the region as well.
The Hybrid VUE will run on a slightly different system to the current car that is in production. It will net about 30-35% better millage than a traditional 4 cylinder gas model. Also it will be slightly less polluting as well.
Look for them in dealers soon.