As turmoil intensifies in the global automotive industry, an intriguing question is which auto makers will emerge as winners, as few have been immune from the epidemic of rising materials costs, declining sales and falling profits. “A perfect storm of bad news has been striking different countries in different ways,” says David Blume, president of Jaguar Land Rover Japan Ltd. “Just about every company has been affected.” No one can be sure when the turbulence will subside and a ...

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