Can A Tune Up Make Chevy A Contender?

You might think Jim Perkins would be sweating profusely. Chevrolet's general manager has watched sales wither at the huge General Motors Corp. division--while the rest of the industry has surged ahead at its fastest clip since 1987. Indeed, Chevy's 16.1% U.S. market share in June was down 2 percentage points from a year ago. Worse yet, the number has fallen steadily since 1990.

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