By slashing 700,000 truck builds from its annual production slate in the U.S. over the next two years as it closes four plants, General Motors Corp. hopes to shift its light-vehicle mix to 60% passenger cars by 2011. Plans to increase output at factories in Ohio and Michigan, as well as the introduction of the next-generation Chevrolet Cobalt and Aveo small cars, will help push the traditionally truck-heavy mix over to the car side. However, the shift may not emerge as quickly as GM ...

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