FEATURE-GM 'car czar' rolls into spotlight in reform drive

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By Jui Chakravorty DETROIT, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Since becoming General Motors Corp.'s "car czar" last year, Bob Lutz has delivered a consistent message to engineers and designers: abandon business as usual. With GM staring down bankruptcy fears in 2005, Lutz, 74, was the catalyst behind a successful effort that brought the launch of the new Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks forward by three months. Getting the revamped GM trucks to dealers this year helped to shore up sagging U.S. ...

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