General Motors Corp. has approved right-hand-drive production of the new Chevrolet Corvette, due out in late 2003. The move heralds GM's decision to engineer right-hand-drive (rhd) capability for a far wider range of its American models, as it attempts to broaden their appeal and increase sales in countries such as the U.K., Japan and Australia. Only half of GM's models are available in rhd. The automaker plans to expand this to 70% by 2004. Apart from the Corvette sports car, the big push ...

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