Freep: "There's Been a Dramatic Turnaround at GM"
In a strident rebuttal of yesterday's GM Death Watch 157, the Detroit Free Press' Mark Phalen is singing GM's praises. The Motown scribe proclaims that GM supporters "can be reasonably confident the light at the end of the tunnel isn't an oncoming train." Phalen bases this assessment on the fact that four of the six finalists for this year's 2008 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACOTY) awards are from GM (Cadillac CTS, Chevy Malibu, Buick Enclave, and Chevy Tahoe Hybrid). Forty-six journalists from the US and Canada (isn't Mexico still part of North America too?) will vote later this month on the continent's top car. The winner will be announced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) next month, the annual PR-fest sponsored by the Detroit Area Dealer's Association, to which TTAC has been denied access.