The economic recession is forcing auto makers in the U.S. to skip, delay or even drop some current and future models, as skittish consumers delay purchasing a new car. Such decisions are based on various factors, but the outcome means less choice for car buyers in the near term, analysts say. “I think it’ll be a smaller lineup,” says Tracy Handler, auto analyst for IHS Global Insight in Troy, MI. “I think we’ll retrench right now, and (auto makers will) go extra small on their lineups.” ...

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