Here are the top ten fuel efficient cars of the last 26 years...and there isn't an American made to be found. Sure...there are a few junky cars with American brands on them...but they weren't designed or built in the US. Why is it that after all these years an American car company can't design and manufacture a car that leads in the fuel economy race...or even breaks the top ten.
Really sad. Even now with the Cruze about to debut...GM has held back technology (namely DI) that could push the mileage a bit higher. Granted the return on investment would be low...but it would show the world what we are capable of doing. Instead management has made the cheap choice and left it off. They might add it as a response to stiff competition from Asia...but it will be viewed as a reaction...instead of leadership.
GM - wake up!!! Lets lead again!