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Published: 16-May-2009

DETROIT--The death of the Saturn brand won't slow down the rollout of General Motors' plug-in hybrid power train, says Tom Stephens, vice chairman of GM's global product development.

After GM said on April 27 that it would stop building Saturns at the end of this year--not 2011, as previously planned--company sources said they knew of no other plans to use the plug-in hybrid power train, which had been scheduled for the Saturn Vue.

But Stephens says: "It doesn't just go away because Saturn goes away. We are going to plug it in."

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