GM's SUVs May Get Smaller

Firm considers switch to car chassis
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 2:55 PM CDT
Ford Explorer America is introduced at the North American International Auto Show Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 in Detroit.    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)
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(Newser) – General Motors has long used truck chassis as the foundation of its largest SUVs: the Escalades, Tahoes, and Yukons. But with fuel costs going nowhere but up and stricter fuel standards on the horizon, GM is considering switching those models to lighter car-sized underpinnings when they come up for redesign in 2012, Left Lane News reports. Is the 90’s mega-SUV a dying breed?