NEW YORK – Having fixed some early quality defects in the ’10 Buick LaCrosse, General Motors Co.’s Fairfax, KS, plant now is at full speed producing 250 of the new models daily, says Jim Federico, global vehicle line executive-midsize vehicles. Federico, who returned from a four-and-a-half-year assignment in Germany less than six months ago, also reveals the next-generation midsize-car platform will be engineered to accommodate a plug-in, hybrid-electric powertrain. LaCrosse production ...

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