General Motors Corp. has picked Johnson Controls Inc. to design the interior of its next-generation minivans (codename GMT240), and is prepared to give two more suppliers similar assignments in the next two weeks, Ward's has learned. Effective immediately, Johnson Controls also has been given control of passenger compartment parts sourcing for the current minivans. The moves are part of GM's effort to lower costs, cut development time and improve interiors by naming “lead interior ...

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