Vehicle production last week in the US, Canada and Mexico was expected to hit an estimated 347,264 units, down from the 352,716 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 12,632,214 vehicles, up 6.2% from like-2001's pace. In the U.S., automakers were expected to produce 263,146 vehicles last week, up 0.8% from the 261,079 cars and trucks built the previous week. To date, calendar 2002 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 9,253,260 units, up 7.9% from the 8,572,194 vehicles built in like-2001.