Cars: Winners and losers (so far) this year

It's time for our at-the-half look at who's killing it and who's blowing it in the auto world.

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A rising tide lifts all boats, and as the seasonally adjusted sales rate for cars and trucks races past 15 million units for the first six months of 2013, most everybody in autoland is looking good. But there are varying temperatures of good, ranging from sizzling to tepid, and a closer look behind the numbers can reveal the trajectories and directions of new industry trends. Here are some that have appeared so far this year.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated July 16 2013 06:24 AM ET
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