DETROIT – With U.S. gasoline prices currently at $3 a gallon and growing consumer awareness of environmental issues, small cars should be the U.S. auto industry’s hottest segment. Not quite yet, says GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner. “It’s been sort of surprising,” Wagoner says during an interview at the auto maker’s headquarters here. “We haven’t seen a radical shift.” Sales of small cars in the U.S. through November were relatively flat, up 0.7%, or 16,403 units, to 2.3 million ...

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