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#79914 - 12/30/06 02:08 PM GM Sweeps Car/Truck of the Year
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GM Sweeps Car/Truck of the Year

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Silverado Article: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...SS02/612280407

Aura Article: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...SS02/612280309

Story:
MARK PHELAN: GM finally harnesses its global resources
December 28, 2006

General Motors has been promising the world for years. This year, it delivered.

The Saturn Aura midsize sedan and Chevrolet Silverado pickup, the 2007 Free Press Car and Truck of the Year, are the payoff from GM's long program to bring its worldwide engineering and design resources together.

Reasonably priced and offering useful and advanced technology, comfort, value and fuel economy, the Silverado and Aura are exceptionally strong new players in the heart of the auto market.

They do this without sacrificing power and performance, the oft-overlooked excitement variables that separate memorable cars and trucks from mere appliances.

That's vital, because in GM-speak the global engineering community that produced them sounds about as inspiring as an e-mail offering cut-rate printer cartridges.

"We're turning GM into one company around the world," company quote-master general Bob Lutz and other top executives would intone, hoping they'd be able to finish the thought before their audience drifted off to sleep.

"It's hard to make the internal workings of how a company is organized sound exciting," a GM insider admitted to me last week.

Boy, is it ever . . . . .

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...=2006612280389
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#79915 - 12/31/06 08:39 AM Re: GM Sweeps Car/Truck of the Year
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