Big SUVs Fuel US Auto Production Boom – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Three years ago, Lili Rodriguez gambled when she transferred from General Motors Co.’s small-car factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to GM’s plant in north Texas making full-size sport-utility vehicles.

As the U.S. auto industry was on the mend after a near-financial collapse in 2009, low-cost passenger cars like Lordstown’s compact Chevrolet Cruze were driving its recovery. With the national average for a gallon of gasoline costing about…

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