Spare tires ditched as automakers seek efficiency

Newswire

* Lighter cars try to meet new US efficiency goals * Trend seen predominantly in GM Chevy cars * But other makers go spareless in some models By John Crawley Nov 8 (Reuters) - Automakers are losing weight by shedding that spare tire. More passenger cars are rolling off assembly lines with no jack, wrench or fifth wheel in the trunk as the U.S. government seeks more aggressive fuel economy targets and consumers demand savings at the pump. "There are increasing pressures to find ...

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