DEARBORN – Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Corp. merging? Ford Motor Co. uniting with Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and DaimlerChrysler AG marrying up with Honda Motor Co. Ltd.? Those, and other bold – perhaps off-the-wall and off the mark – predictions and spirited debate are generated by a panel of industry experts at a recent automotive conference here. Lear’s purchasing chain ends with Vice Chairman Vanderberghe Admitting he has no insider information, Jay Alix, co-founder ...

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