WASHINGTON – DaimlerChrysler AG Chairman Dieter Zetsche predicts vehicle sales volume will be flat for 2007, compared with 2006. That includes the luxury vehicle segment in Europe, where Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus brand has gained an 18% share of the sector. Zetsche does not expect the segment to grow and concedes any further Lexus gains would come at the expense of more established European luxury car makers. “However, I’m confident Mercedes can compete (successfully) with Lexus,” he ...

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