Need proof that America is weening itself off conspicuous oil consumption? Look no further than your local GM dealer. Once there, you’ll find the Buick brand enjoying something of a revival, and – over at the Chevy dealer – you’ll find that GM’s Volt is selling out across the country, and Chevy’s 40 mpg Cruze is selling in huge numbers (the car topped US sales in June), but GM’s trucks? Not so much.
Mark Frost, general manager of Jim Ellis Chevrolet in Atlanta, explained that dealers “thought that this year would bring back the kind of economic activity that would translate into us selling more trucks.”
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