MAASTRICHT, the Netherlands — Forget full-size pickup trucks. General Motors Corp.'s most important product arguably is a compact car that's not even sold in the U.S. The Opel/Chevy Corsa, the world car that was designed without any intention of ever becoming one, enters its third generation since its introduction in 1984 when the '01 model begins hitting European markets this month. Featuring the first public use of the crucially important Gamma platform, the car will be sold in some 80 ...

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