General Motors Corp.'s powertrain division is “80% done” with an all-encompassing North American product-portfolio revamp that should be finished by 2003 and takes advantage of GM's imminent return to rear-drive passenger cars, says Arvin Mueller, powertrain group vice president. “We have to be able to cross (car and truck) applications,” for Powertrain's plan to work,” says Mr. Mueller. “That really opens up our flexibility.” Flexibility is key to competitiveness on a global basis. To ...

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