GM continues it’s shift towards smaller more efficient vehicles as US sales of trucks and suvs nosedives here in the States. I’m betting all the other big brands will follow suit especially Dodge. Trucks could become a thing of consumer antiquity.
General Motors announced plans Tuesday to shut four truck and SUV plants that employ thousands of workers. It also said high gas prices are here to stay – and, with them, consumers’ growing preference for more fuel-efficient vehicles.
At a news conference in Wilmington, Del., GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced plans to roll out more fuel-efficient vehicles, including approval to start the production process on a vehicle that can run gas-free for trips up to 40 miles.