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Together with all-time annual gross sales information for its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, Germany’s BMW Group was the most effective-selling luxurious automaker on the planet in 2013, with gross sales up from 2012 by greater thanĀ 6% to over 1.9 million vehicles offered for all three of its auto brands. In early January, Ford made the shock announcement that it could halt development of a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico slated to build the compact Focus. Uncertainty in the marketplace could cause customers and automakers alike to take a wait-and-see approach to making any severe investments or purchases until Trump finalizes his priorities and cupboard.

Mexico has a comparatively porous southern border, so there is a giant inflow of immigrants on the lookout for jobs, so that keeps wages low, and has made it difficult for Mexico to develop that market and that middle class that was promised. There’s …