TOKYO – The untamed severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic spreading across China is slowing sales and may delay product launches there by Japanese auto makers. "I doubt China will now be able to hit 4 million (unit sales) volume this year as predicted," says Zafar Momin, vice president of the Boston Consulting Group in Singapore. "My guess is somewhere between 3.5 (million) and 3.7 million would be more likely unless a miracle cure to SARS appears or (Chinese authorities) can ...

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