Global auto makers this year are at a crossroads, grappling with both success and failure. As Australia’s industry races toward a third record-smashing sales year and Brazil hits new production heights thanks to rising export demand, China applies the brakes to its overheated market, stalling exuberant foreign transplants. Western Europe, faced with growing competition from low-wage Eastern Europe, struggles with falling revenues, failed strategies, plant closings and resulting union ...

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