Vehicle production last week in the US, Canada and Mexico was expected to hit an estimated 348,646 units, up from the 334,292 cars and trucks built the previous week, according to Ward's Automotive Reports. Including last week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 10,553,984 vehicles, up 5.3% from like-2001's pace. In the U.S., automakers were expected to produce 251,892 vehicles last week, up 3.2% from the 244,005 cars and trucks built the previous week. To date, calendar 2002 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 7,728,574 units, up 7.2% from the 7,209,602 vehicles built in like-2001.