Buick Vue cancelled

Posted on Friday, 21 August 2009 , 18:08:13 byEmil

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Buick Vue cancelled

General Motors has announced that the Buick Vue compact SUV has been cancelled. This shocking decision comes only two weeks after the announced rebirth of the Saturn Vue under the Buick nametag, that was said that could possibly offered as a plug-in hybrid too. Tom Stephens, Vice Chairman of General Motors, used the official blog of the company to make this shocking announcement. The reason for which the Vue was killed is quite amazing. In the official statement, Tom Stephens said that the negative feedback regarding the car coming from potential customers, dealers, media, car analysts and even own employees have made GM to cancel the rebadged Vue.

To be more precise, Tom Stephens has stated that ``The Buick crossover we showed received consistent feedback from large parts of all the audience that it didn`t fit in the premium characteristics that customers have come to expect from Buick``. He continued by saying that ``We were all struck by the consistency of the criticism of the compact crossover. And what we decided to do in response is a good example of essence of the new General Motors...acting quickly, and boldly, and listening to feedback from customers, employees, dealers, media and just about anyone else with an opinion``.

The Saturn Vue that was going to be rebadged Buick Vue had been scheduled to get its power from either a 2.4 liter direct injection engine or a V6 3.0 liter direct injection. The Buick Vue was expected to hit the market towards the end of the next year while a plug-in hybrid version was expected to be launched in 2011. The hybrid Vue was expected to get its power from a V6 3.6 liter six flat cylinders engine coupled to two electric motors. Now, all these plans have gone down the drain, with the exception of the plug-in hybrid technology, that, according to Tom Stephens is going to be used in other cars.