GM Introduces New Mild Hybrids for 2008

In the Aura and Malibu, which are built on the same architecture, the mild hybrid motor will supplement the 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine, increasing fuel economy by about 10 percent over that of the four-cylinder gas engine alone

Published: 17-Jul-2007

Just as one hybrid sedan is about to leave the market, two new ones are arriving.

The new ones, the 2007 Saturn Aura Green Line and 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, join the growing list of gasoline-electric hybrids this fall.

But the Honda Accord, which has been on the market only since 2005, will be discontinued after the 2007 model year for lack of consumer interest.

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