Escalade hybrid to make debut
The 2009 Cadillac Escalade hybrid makes its debut today at the Auto Show in Miami. Expected to achieve around 20 mpg in the city, the 6-liter V-8 Escalade hybrid, much like the Chevy Tahoe hybrid, provides significant improvements in fuel economy.
Despite finally bringing some hybrid cars to American consumers many environmentalists, according to the DetroitNews, are still not happy.
Scott Nathanson with the Union for Concerned Scientists said "the Escalade hybrid does not go far enough."
"It's really a missed opportunity for GM," said Nathanson, administrator for hybridcenter.org. "They could have attached the hybrid system to a smaller engine and seen some huge improvements.
"That's what folks want. It's what they expect."