OPINION: Beat up suppliers, lose market share; they go together

The following editorial appears in this week’s edition of Automotive News

It is hard to believe Toyota Motor Corp. executives were taken by surprise — as they say they were — when the company’s U.S. sales shot past 2 million units last year.

The Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands gained a full percentage point in market share, while General Motors and Ford together lost nearly 2 percentage points.

How should General Motors, Ford and the Chrysler group respond?

By now it seems the American companies have…

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