WILLOW RUN, Mich. – Auto industry experts and General Motors sources say the company may have to choose between plants in Willow Run, Mich. and Arlington, TX as it scales down its excess car-making capacity.
DETROIT – If it works, analysts predict it will have an electrifying impact on the domestic auto industry. They say GM’s plan to produce and sell an electric car is a much-needed spark for Detroit’s technological image.
AUSTIN – Too much competition and too little creative design work have dropped the station wagon’s share of the U.S. car market from 12.6 percent in 1972 to only 4 percent. But some automakers have refused to write off the wagon and are aiming to bring it back.
While Ford, Chevrolet and GMC once ruled the road in full-size trucks, analysts say new entries from Dodge and Toyota will fuel competition for them and maybe even force other companies to enter the battle.
DETROIT – With sales of its Chevrolet Caprice slumping, General Motors Corp. has introduced a full-size, rear- wheel-drive “concept” car that could be offered as a replacement for the Texas-made sedan as soon as 1995.