SOUTHFIELD, MI – “We are in an incredible period of competition,” economist Garel Rhys, director of Cardiff University’s Centre for Automotive Industry Research, says here at a Society of Automotive Analysts conference. Although the myriad of choices make this is a great time to be a car buyer, it is not necessarily a great time for manufacturers, says Rhys. Analysts say auto makers will be not able to resist the allure of low-cost manufacturing regions. However, he predicts ...

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