Ultimately, it may be he who has the most luxury brands wins. That is if the brands are well managed – and manage to hold their value in the face of a competitive onslaught. Auto analysts see prestige brands – names such as Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Jaguar and Cadillac – as the engine that will power automotive sales growth in the years ahead. Worldwide, deliveries of prestige vehicles have increased 42% since 1997, says Ulf Nord, executive managing director of forecasting firm, Global ...

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