Saturn has taken down the name Green Line and switched it out with the title hybrid â€“ which makes more sense because people might not relate the title â€˜Green Lineâ€™ to a hybrid car. A Saturn spokesman â€“ Mike Morrissey stated, “It was simply a practical matter. As we expand our hybrid lineup, the names were getting a bit long. It’s hard to write a short sentence about the Saturn Vue Green Line 2-Mode Hybrid.”
Just because the Green Line will be removed does not mean that the performance of the cars will change. Saturnâ€™s Aura and Vue are currently the only two hybrid models that they have and that have been equipped with the â€˜mild hybridâ€™ system.
Next year, a version of the Vue utility vehicle will be offered with a system derived from what is currently available in the Tahoe and Yukon full-sizers known as the 2-Mode. That model will be a full hybrid and should return much better mileage than the current Vue hybrid, which is rated at 25 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.