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General Motors / New Cars #263502

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 03, 1979
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(Studio) Unveiling of new General Motors Corporation cars cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Significance of GM's small car competition cited. New car, the "X" car, described; films shown. Ford Fiesta, Chrysler Omni and Horizon mentioned. [Chrysler president Lee IACOCCA - comments.] Rel. between small car race and federal pressure with regard to environmental and energy issues examined. [Ford vice president William BOURKE - comments.] Efforts by auto industry engineers re: energy-efficient cars noted; expense of research compared to that of moon-shot program. Energy crisis said encouraging small-car purchases.

Brady, Ray;
Cronkite, Walter

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