CHICAGO – Roger Smith has been vindicated at last. Smith, who served as General Motors Corp. chairman between 1981 and 1990, came up with an idea in the mid 1980s to form an all-new division to build small cars economically in order to compete against low-priced models from Japan. Because the new division was going to run rings around the competition, Smith called it Saturn. It began selling cars in the early 1990s. But Saturn Corp. didn't build and sell as many vehicles as Smith ...
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