The U.S. automotive industry will remain weak until the uncertainty surrounding the possible war in Iraq is clarified, General Motors Corp. Chairman John Smith Jr. said Monday in Tokyo.

“Uncertainty in the marketplace is being reflected in sales right now,” Smith said of the world’s largest auto market. “The real question is how long the war lasts. My judgment is, if it’s quick, the market will come back” soon.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.