DETROIT – General Motors Corp. is ready to jump on the hybrid-vehicle bandwagon, but the auto maker says there may be more public relations than profits in the move. At the auto show here, GM unveiled two hybrid concepts, a diesel-electric Opel Astra compact car and gasoline-electric GMC Graphyte midsize SUV. Both use GM’s Advanced Hybrid System 2 powertrain that is under development in a joint program with DaimlerChrysler AG and will be used in GM production cars in 2007. (See related ...

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