GM scraps plans for Hybrid Buick SUV (via Consumer Reports)
The only problem: No one seemed to like it.
After both members of the media and consumers decided it lacked “the premium characteristics customers have come to expect from Buick” (Editor's note: Seriously? Is Buick still considered a premium brand?) during a preview of upcoming models, GM has decided to let the idea die on the vine and apply the two-mode hybrid powertrain to another, as-yet-unspecified model.
Thus marks the end of what was supposed to be GM’s very first plug-in vehicle. It’s a bit of a shame, too, since GM’s hybrid system was well-received by Consumer Reports when the magazine tested it out in the Chevy Tahoe in 2007, and the iteration meant for the Buick is an even smaller, lighter version.
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