GM pledges to develop more RWD cars

Following our report on an informal poll by General Motors regarding consumers' driveline layout preferences, the company has said it will pursue more RWD cars. "GM has been traditionally (and perhaps rightly) accused of ignoring customer input. Too often without that perspective, we've offered buyers well-reasoned -- but perfectly passionless products," writes Jack Keebler, GM's Advanced Concepts Group Director. "As I suspected, the widely divergent thoughts posted indicate that there's a healthy market for various driveline layouts." Specifically, he recognizes the demand for more rear-wheel-drive cars from GM. "I promise to work on the creation of a line of small, agile, rear-wheel-drive cars," Keebler said.