DEARBORN, MI – The recession is over, but it won’t feel like it in the auto industry until 2011. Even then, General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC face an especially tough uphill climb as their most profitable market segments shrink, their most loyal buyers literally die off and Toyota Motor Corp. surpasses GM and Ford to become the U.S. sales leader. That’s the somewhat gloomy near-term assessment of economists and analysts at IHS Global Insight’s annual automotive conference here. ...
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