Despite sharing the pain of a freefall in U.S. light-vehicle sales this year, which now is forcing some cuts in fourth-quarter production schedules, Asian auto makers’ share of the market has continued to grow at a record pace, Ward’s data shows. Japanese and Korean brands delivered 4.88 million vehicles in the first nine months, down from 5.21 million in like-2007, as a result of high gas prices, a national credit crisis and the ensuing drop in consumer confidence. Nevertheless, through ...

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