Saturday, January 08, 2005

Opel Astra Hybrid


What a great idea!
An even more economical hybrid!
It is done by using a diesel engine instead of a regular gas engine, coupled with the elecrtic motor.
That should give you well over 60mpg!
And wouldn't this really good looking Opel, with its almost full glass roof, make a perfect next Saturn Ion.
It would be such a good fit with the new Aura.

2 comments:

AngryNJ said...

I was wondering when they were gonna make a diesal hybrid. This is great! I was thinking about getting the Liberty diesal...

Vince Burlapp said...

I seem to remember that Audi showde something like that a few yeasr ago.
This makes a lot of sense in European countries where diesel cars are over 50% of the market.
I drove a few diesel over there last year, and I hope they catch on in the US market.
The Mercedes one in the Liberty should be great.