GM adds two production hybrids to its LA show lineup

GM announces LA Show lineup

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General Motors will be keeping us busy this week as we report live from the exhibit floor of the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. Over the weekend, GM announced that it would be debuting two production hybrids in addition to its already substantial offering of new model releases and special editions.

The 2008 Buick Enclave, the 2008 Saturn Vue, and the 2008 GMC Acadia crossovers were on our radar already, but the General has thrown in a couple of extra debuts in the shape of the Saturn Aura Green Line, a hybrid version of Saturn's Euro-inspired sedan that makes use of the same assist-hybrid technology we saw recently in the 2007 Saturn Vue Green Line, and the 2008 GMC Yukon hybrid. The Yukon will use a full hybrid system, incorporating two 40-horsepower electric motors driven by a 300-volt battery pack--a system that will come to market first in the 2008 Chevy Tahoe hybrid.

GM will also be exhibiting its Chevy Equinox and Chevy Sequel fuel cell vehicles, and the company's boss, Rick Wagoner is scheduled to make a speech on Wednesday outlining his view of how hybrid, electric, and other technologies will make its cars more fuel efficient.

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