Vehicle production last week in the US, Canada and Mexico was expected to hit an estimated 353,823 units, up from the 351,995 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 12,286,057 vehicles, up 6.3% from like-2001's pace. In the US, automakers were expected to produce 264,527 vehicles last week, up 2.0% from the 259,380 cars and trucks built the previous week. To date, calendar 2002 US vehicle output totals an estimated 8,993,562 units, up 8.1% from the 8,322,711 vehicles built in like-2001.