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22GM narrows new small car plant search down to three locations

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17Spy Shots: 2011 Chevrolet Viva caught at the 'Ring

If General Motors has any real hope of emerging from Chapter 11 as a newly-viable automaker, it's going to need stellar products that will allow it to compete on a level playing field in every segment of the market it plays in. Of course, that's going to include small cars, and the current Chevy Aveo doesn't stand a chance against newer, more desirable models like the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, and the upcoming Ford Fiesta (not to mention possible Fiat-based small cars from Chrysler). Execs at GM

AddNew U.S.-built GM small car could be Aveo replacement called Viva

During Bob Lutz's speech to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit last week, one of his slides included some current and future product plans. Most of what was on the chart was already well known including cars like the Orlando, Cruze and Spark. Motor Trend's Todd Lassa noticed a new addition to the list which may well fit in with last week's announcement that GM will build a new small car in the U.S.

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