- U.S. sales to plunge by a further 28% in 2009; Canadians to put the brakes on sales as well

- Deterioration in sales environment to force all automakers to slash production; Output in Canada to slide 28% this year

- Parts sector to follow suit, with output tumbling 24% in 2009 before rebounding 15% in 2010

- Government loans to help GM and Chrysler avoid bankruptcy, but many concessions to be made by all parties involved

- Detroit Three automakers to emerge from this downturn much leaner and with a smaller share of the North American market

Outlook For Auto And Parts Sector