Big Three Models Turning Heads

The Saturn Aura isn't the only model generating electricity at the auto show. The Volt, a Chevrolet gasoline-electric prototype that executives say isn't many years away from production, wowed spectators.

Published: 12-Jan-2007

General Motors Corp. has a certain "Aura" about it these days.

Often hounded by critics for not having any "real" direction throughout its product lines, GM has made it a point at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit to prove it's on a path to profits.

Helping lead the charge is the automaker's Saturn Aura, a 2007 midsize sedan, which a group of 49 journalists from the U.S. and Canada named "North American Car of the Year."


Allocating significant money to produce a saleable hydrogen fuel cell car is likely to be a tough decision for GM. Larry Burns with image of Sequel fuel cell car behind him.

The dual-mode hybrid system will be available in a wide range of cars, trucks and S.U.V.'s made by the three companies, starting with the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe that goes on sale in fall 2007.

The pollution-free technology holds the potential of zero emissions and a sustainable source of energy produced when hydrogen and oxygen are mixed.


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