GM Steers Into the Passing Lane

Playing on the title of former Vice President Al Gore's documentary released last year, GM design chief Bob Lutz said that for critics, 'the Volt is an inconvenient truth.'

Published: 15-Jan-2007

A year ago, General Motors didn't look good.

Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian was insisting on changes in its corporate structure. It was trying to cut prices on cars and trucks. And the only vehicle to gain much attention at the annual North American International Auto Show was a concept version of its Camaro sports car.

A year later, GM became the star of the Detroit show.

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