Autos: Middle-Sized Gamble

Detroit's biggest gamble of the 1962 auto season is on the new intermediate models. At a press preview of its 1962s last week, the Chrysler Corp. revealed an approach all its own. Instead of bringing out an entirely new intermediate line, Chrysler has simply reduced the size of its Plymouths and Dodge Darts by two inches in width and 7½ inches in overall length. Ford has already brought out its intermediate entry—the Fairlane—which is approximately the size of standard sedans of a decade ago. General Motors, following yet another tack, has put its money on the Chevy II, only inches...

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