While much of the focus has been on the Detroit Three during the current U.S. sales downturn, signs of turmoil have emerged in recent months for transplant auto makers, which quietly have been scaling back production volumes and uncharacteristically falling short of output schedules. The cutbacks come despite still aggressive capacity expansion plans that will see at least four new vehicle-assembly plants come on stream between now and mid-2010. Although Toyota Motor Engineering and ...

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