GM Puts Hold on Development of RWD Vehicles Pending CO2, CAFE Regs
10 April 2007
Chicago Tribune. In an interview with Tribune auto columnist Jim Mateja, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said that the company was putting a hold on the development of future rear-wheel drive vehicles until regulations on CO2 limits and fuel economy are sorted out.
Rear-wheel drive cars tend to be larger and heavier than front-wheel drive or are high-performance cars.
So it comes down to the matter of fuel economy. Or as Lutz says: “We don’t know how to get 30 percent better mileage from” RWD cars.
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