NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1979
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(Studio) Report with regard to new American cars introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Detroit, Michigan) Dvt. of Model T and A by Henry Ford recalled; films shown. Incr. in American miles per gallon since Arab oil embargo in 1973 reported now equal to that of Model A. [Trans. Secretary Brock ADAMS - recalls measures imposed by government fought by auto industry] 1985 miles per gallon standard required stated; Honda Civic and Vietnam Diesel Rabbit reported presently getting better miles per gallon average than 1985 standard. Intro. by General Motors of "X body" cars last week recalled; differences in new cars listed. [PEOPLE - state desires for new cars.] Prototype of Ford's programmed combustion, "proco" engine shown, explained. [Ford development engineer A.M. SCUSSEL - explains rationale for new engine.] Pros and cons of diesel engines, now committed to by General Motors for its large cars, outlined. Chrysler's turbine engine recalled; Chrysler's efforts at improving turbine noted. [MAN - comments on design process.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
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