One of General Motors Co.’s post-bankruptcy goals is to whittle down its global platforms to one per segment, the auto maker’s product-development chief says. “That might be one of the main strategies we have for GM,” says Tom Stephens, vice chairman-product development. “If I look at our midsize architectures, and I don’t recall the exact numbers, but I think it’s (a planned reduction of) five down to one.” Stephens says GM’s compact-vehicle and small-car architectures will both be cut ...

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