General Motors Corp. launches production of its new-for-’09 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2-mode hybrid pickups at its Silao, Mexico, assembly plant, roughly two weeks after shifting the trucks out of a now-shuttered plant in Canada. “The launch is under way as we speak,” says Chris Lee, a GM spokesman. “This has been in the works for a long time.” Ward’s reported last summer GM’s plans to move the hybrid pickups south, shortly after the auto maker announced it would close its ...

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