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March 12, 2010 12:00 AM

GM stops work on the Cadillac Converj; Ford F-series is February's top seller

Converj Concept

(Associated Press)

GM shelves Converj; will focus on hybrids
General Motors has stopped work on the Cadillac Converj, an electric-drive coupe similar to the Chevrolet Volt, to focus on cheaper plug-in hybrids for its luxury brand, executives said last week. GM concluded that the Converj (shown at right) couldn't have enough amenities and electric range to be compelling to buyers and produce a profit. Adapting the Volt's technology to meet Cadillac performance and luxury standards would have bulked up the Converj with features such as larger wheels and heavier seats, slashing the car's electric-only range to about 20 miles, the GM executives said.

--Bloomberg News

Ford Sales

(Associated Press)

Ford F-series is top seller in February
The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold last month, with January's rank in parentheses:

1. Ford F-series, 32,895 (1)
2. Honda Accord, 20,024 (3)
3. Chevrolet Silverado, 19,822 (2)
4. Toyota Corolla/Matrix, 16,996 (5)
5. Toyota Camry/Solara, 16,552 (7)
6. Honda Civic, 16,471 (8)
7. Ford Fusion, 16,459 (10)
8. Nissan Altima, 16,198 (4)
9. Ford Escape, 15,156 (-)
10. Chevrolet Malibu, 16,439 (6)

--Associated Press