Industry insiders are decidedly more upbeat heading into 2010 than they were a year ago, but unemployment, overcapacity, still tight credit and the government’s role in regulating autos and stimulating sales remain concerns, a new survey of 200 senior executives finds. The 11th annual poll, released today by U.S.-based audit, tax and consulting firm KPMG LLP, also predicts OE mergers will increase, Chinese and Indian auto makers will gain global share and profitability will continue to be ...

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