MEMPHIS, TN â Bob Lutz, General Motors Corp. vice chairman-global product development, blanches at the suggestion the late arrival of a 6-speed automatic transmission for the 4-cyl. â08 Chevrolet Malibu will put the midsize sedan at a disadvantage against its Japanese rivals. âItâs not going to hurt,â Lutz tells Wardâs during a preview here of the extensively redesigned Malibu, which began arriving at dealers this week. âWeâre competitive on fuel economy, and the 4-cyl. (engine) doesnât ...
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