General Motors Corp.’s decision to build an ’09 production version of the ’69-inspired Chevrolet Camaro concept has solidified the trend toward rear-wheel-drive cars in the U.S. – a market that at least one analyst sees eclipsing 1 million vehicles by 2011. GM plans initial Camaro production of about 100,000 units for North America when it bows in first-quarter 2009. The front-engine, RWD sport coupe will feature an independent rear suspension, with V-6 and V-8 engine options, and will ...

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