Speculation persists about a potential linkup between interiors megasupplier Lear Corp. and Ford Motor Co.'s partsmaking enterprise, Visteon Automotive Systems. A deal of such magnitude would create the world's largest supplier with $30 billion in sales, catapulting it beyond Delphi Automotive Systems' $28.5 billion sales. Visteon recently expanded its instrument panel capabilities with the acquisition of Plastic Omnium's automotive interiors business, while Lear gained electronics and ...

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