General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler Corp. fired off quick rebuttals to last week's announcement by U.S. rival Ford Motor Co. that it would target a 25% improvement in its sport/utility vehicle (SUV) fuel efficiency over the next five years. GM Chief Environmental Officer Dennis R. Minano said his company leads Ford in overall truck fuel economy and boasts a near 4-mpg advantage in full-size pickups. “We also lead them in full-size and midsize SUVs,” Mr. Minano said. “We intend to keep ...

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