CHICAGO – Big isn’t always better, insists Gene Brown, vice president-marketing and product planning for American Suzuki Motor Corp., the small Japanese importer. At a visit with the Midwest Automotive Media Assn. here, Brown is asked how Suzuki can survive when large companies such as General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., and Chrysler LLC struggle and need federal funds to keep going. “It’s a tough ride for everyone right now, and no one is dodging the bullet,” Brown says. “There is no ...

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