ORION TWP., MI – General Motors executives in charge of two of the auto maker’s revolutionary small cars consider the recent shift by consumers to the segment amid soaring gas prices a permanent one. “We are in an age of reconsideration,” says Jace Stokes, product execution manager on the new-for-’12 Buick Verano C-car. “People are looking differently at their purchases. We have an all-new buyer in the marketplace,” he tells Ward’s A hot debate brews around the permanency of this ...

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