SHANGHAI — General Motors Corp. sails ahead of the competition in the race to bring a “people's car” to China. GM's joint venture, Shanghai General Motors Automotive Industry Corp. (SGM) late last month formally announced plans to build the Buick Sail at its Shanghai plant (see FOCUS ON CHINA — December '99, p.3). The much-anticipated small car, based on Adam Opel AG's popular Corsa platform, is the car that GM has wanted to build in China all along — since before it broke ground on its ...

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