Current plans for the next-generation compact pickup program that General Motors Corp. is jointly developing with Isuzu Motors Ltd. calls for the Detroit-based automaker to drop its GMC Sonoma, Ward's has learned. While strategies may change prior to the debut of the compact pickups in 2003, sources say it was a brand conscious decision to do away with a small entry-level truck offered by GMC, the division labeled as “professional” by GM's brand marketing classifications. Sonoma also plays ...

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