DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. has decided not to make the Buick Bengal sports car but is considering building an SUV off the company’s GMT360 architecture for the tri-shield marque, Ward’s has learned. Supplier and industry sources tell Ward’s GM pulled the plug on the Bengal program about one month ago. Sources indicate Bengal is a casualty of the product development shakeup underway [See related story] at the auto maker since GM North America Chairman Bob Lutz and GM North America ...

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