Japan’s major auto makers appear largely insulated from the colossal 8.9 earthquake and killer tsunami that rocked the island nation. Not so for the smaller players, according to Ward’s data. Mazda, Mitsubishi and Suzuki – ranked 5th through 7th among Japanese auto makers in 2010 U.S. sales, according to Ward’s data – import most of the vehicles they sell in the all-important American market. None report damage to their plants, but shipping disruptions – as yet unquantified – could ...

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