Saturday, June 28, 2008

Cadillac Goes Green with Hybrid SUV

General Motors GM Cadillac SUV HybridThe rich will ride in green style with the new 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid luxury vehicle.

The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is the world’s first fuel-saving hybrid applied to a large luxury SUV, delivering a 50-percent fuel economy improvement in city driving. It is powered by GM’s innovative, fuel-saving two-mode hybrid system.

General Motors also announced it will offer 18 flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) in model year 2009. This is an increase from the past and marks the company's plan to having half their line at least E85 Flex Fuel capable by 2012.

According to a GM spokeman, the models cover the gamut from the four-cylinder Chevrolet HHR small crossover to the full-size Cadillac Escalade ESV luxury utility.

General Motor vehicles account for about 3 million of the 7 million flex-fuel vehicles on U.S. roadways. The company produced more than 1 million flex-fuel models in North America and Brazil last year.

The 2009 model lineup includes the following flex-fuel capability at no additional charge to the customer:
  • Chevrolet: Avalanche, Express, HHR, HHR Panel, Impala, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe
  • GMC: Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL
  • Cadillac: Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
  • Hummer: H2, H2 SUT
  • Buick: Lucerne
Source: General Motors

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