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The General Motors A platform (commonly called A-body) was a mid-size car automobile platform. The A-bodies evolved from rear wheel drive compact cars to front wheel drive mid-size cars over the course of 35 years. The switch in drive layout in 1982 spawned the G-body. In the end, every A-body car line was cancelled, but new nameplates on the GM Epsilon platform have taken their place. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... General Motors has embraced the sharing of automobile platforms globally, although the company currently uses the term architecture rather than platform. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The General Motors G platform (also called G-Body) automobile platform name was used twice. ... Epsilon is General Motors new mid-size front wheel drive automobile platform. ...

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GM M platform at AllExperts (244 words)
The GM M platform was the designation used by General Motors to refer to its line of subcompact captive import cars that first appeared in showrooms in 1985.
The platform was originally designed by Suzuki for their 1985 Swift, and adopted by Chevrolet with the introduction of the Sprint.
GM also used a different M platform for its rear-wheel drive minivans, the Chevrolet Astro and the GMC Safari.
Report: GM ending popular employee pricing offer Aug 1. - Jul. 27, 2005 (528 words)
GM's strong sales in June and so far in July have left it with depleted inventories of the 2005 models that the offer applied to, according to company officials earlier this month, so the move is not a total surprise.
GM has been signaling plans to move to lower sticker prices rather than setting sticker prices high and using cash-back and other incentives to lure customers into dealer showrooms.
GM officials estimate that customers were paying $300 to $400 less per vehicle with the employee pricing offer than they would have paid with earlier incentive programs.
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