GM Looking for Modest 20 MPG City SUVs

GM plans to offer gasoline-electric powertrains and displacement-on-demand technology in some of its highest volume vehicles in 2007

Published: 12-Nov-2003

DETROIT -- General Motors' decision to build hybrid full-sized pickups and SUVs means those vehicles would deliver more than 20 mpg in city driving.

That is about the same fuel economy as many mid-sized cars.

Last week, GM made sweeping changes to its plans for more fuel-efficient vehicles, saying it will use gasoline-electric powertrains and displacement-on-demand technology in some of its highest volume vehicles. The changes are for the 2007 model year.

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