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* Sleek, compact concept vehicle at Saturn s future design

* Extended-range electric vehicle GM s E-Flex System and provides up to 34 of all-electric, emissions-free range

* innovations include FlexDoors® and features

DETROIT Saturn that clean, practical and stunning design can go hand-in-hand the electric-drive Saturn Flextreme introduced today at the North International Auto Show. General Motors breakthrough electric propulsion technology provides up to 34 miles of all-electric, range, as well as a sleek, design, the Flextreme looks as as it drives.

With multiple and functional innovations such as that replace side-view and unconventional doors that easy entry and exit, signals that the distinguishing of Saturn s portfolio will in future product introductions: European-inspired designs; and a commitment to customers with functional, vehicles that respect the

Clean design, innovative and environmental technology are hallmarks of s newly revitalized portfolio, Saturn General Manager Lajdziak. The Flextreme concept how these design-driven, innovative will be applied in our next of vehicles, and it shows that thinking can result in great

A collaborative effort between and GM s European Opel brand, the concept was developed to showcase the design direction of both which share many customer traits. This partnership has resulted in several successful production vehicles in the and Europe such as the Saturn the Saturn Sky and Opel GT; Saturn Vue and Antara; and the Saturn Astra and Astra. The Flextreme concept as an Opel at the 2007 Frankfurt Show.

The Flextreme also Saturn s ongoing commitment to vehicles that use less and produce fewer emissions. conventional vehicles and gas-electric the Saturn Flextreme concept GM s E-Flex System that an electric motor powered by a battery to propel it for up to 34 miles of range. The battery can be recharged at a outlet in just three On the road, a clean and efficient turbo-diesel onboard engine additional electricity to replenish the and extend the vehicle s driving

Fully charged, the Flextreme s all-electric driving range is for most daily commuters in the to travel without using any or emitting any CO2.

Saturn s to innovation and clean transportation is illustrated by the two high-tech electric Personal Transporters ingeniously below the Flextreme s cargo With a twist of the handlebar-mounted the handlebar retracts and rotates for easy loading into the compartment. Once docked, the of these modified Segways can be along with the Flextreme s

Exterior design that to be different

The Saturn Flextreme highlights the new elements of Saturn language: more sculpted molding, clear style such as narrow, boomerang-shaped and a sloping feature line in the graphics.

Aerodynamic details and materials help enhance the savings of the electric-drive system. For the bottom edge of the windshield is far forward so that the hood, its characteristic crease, is very The integrated power socket is in the panel.

The front grille and are covered by lightweight, polycarbonate trim, which improves while maintaining visual Special light alloy look like conventional yet are designed to avoid energy-robbing air

Like the wheel design, the boomerang-like curved front units are visually deceptive, and a theme that began the Opel GTC Concept at the Geneva Show. The vertically oriented lights slice up the front end in an manner. The LED headlamp unit a lightweight crossbeam, fog lamps and air for brake cooling, which are small. The curved rear are completely integrated into the and hidden beneath rear

If one of the tailgate doors is opened, an parking light switches on so the Flextreme can be easily seen in the

All windows, including the windshield, are of lightweight polycarbonate, as is a large of the roof. The Flextreme s panoramic provides a bright and spacious and stretches over most of the which is reinforced by a spine-like structure that extends to the floor.

Innovative doors up new possibilities

In keeping with s philosophy of challenging conventional the Flextreme concept design set out to create a vehicle that GM s E-Flex chassis with a style that is dynamic, yet makes the best use of space. To do so, it the FlexDoors® and FlexLoad® systems, two customer-focused solutions that the Flextreme s functionality.

With the system, access to the rear area is throug h two butterfly-style tailgate doors that swing open upward the central axis of the vehicle. thoughtful feature allows the s trunk to be accessible from the when parked tightly a wall or another vehicle, or a bicycle rack is fitted on the

The rear doors are another key feature of the Flextreme. While the doors open in the conventional the rear doors are rear-hinged. And as is no center roof pillar opening both doors on one creates a large opening for entry.

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For families, this feature is useful when securing seats and children into the seating positions.

High-tech features enhance convenience

The underfloor luggage compartment may be the s most customer-friendly feature. A yet flexible stowage option extends and retracts electronically, it having to lift luggage up, and into a trunk. In the Flextreme on display, the rechargeable Segway® Transporters are docked in this luggage compartment.

Also the Flextreme concept are honeycomb that offer low weight and rigidity. These functional, structures can be found in the instrument s lower portion, cabin cargo floor and above the tunnel where the lithium-ion are located.

The seats use lightweight and are anchored to the car s floor by a single rather than the usual creating more foot in the rear. Refined upholstery the seats a light and elegant with some parts in and corners made of especially material. The steering wheel hub another high-tech feature: a driver air bag packaged with a vacuum technique that its overall volume.

Large, panoramic, configurable are set directly under the windshield. can show a complete, all-around of the car s surroundings, using the two side (one front-facing, one rear-facing) replace the conventional side The displays can also show about vehicle systems as the audio system, phone and equipment.

All the right touches

A display on the center console touch-screen operation. At the top, the one-touch buttons are designed computer shortcuts. They easy access to various menus, including air conditioning, and navigation functions. The buttons can be programmed and adapted to new infotainment

Further down is the Flextreme s drive selector gate, three driving positions: D, P and R park and reverse). The gears can be comfortably selected via touch-screen

A clever storage system at the and back of the center tunnel front and rear passengers to items such as mobile MP3 players, iPods and PDAs in two The best part about system is that the electrical can be recharged in the drawers by induction, and systems can transmit their to the onboard infotainment system.

System reduces emissions, to the gas station

The Saturn Flextreme concept is of GM s ongoing commitment to develop that reduce emissions and the s dependency on petroleum. Unlike vehicles and gas-electric hybrids, GM s System uses an electric powered by a lithium-ion battery, to the Flextreme for up to 34 miles of all-electric and range. The onboard engine additional electricity to extend the s driving range to a total of 444 (715 km).

GM has initiated engineering for the E-Flex System. timing depends on continued of key enabling technologies; specifically, the of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and vehicle applications.

While the fuel in Saturn Flextreme is diesel, GM s E-Flex System has been shown in gasoline and fuel cell concepts.

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