Vehicle production last week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico was expected to hit an estimated 145,611 units, up from the 21,157 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 145,611 vehicles, down 7.5% from like-2002's pace. In the US, automakers were expected to produce 102,462 vehicles last week, up substantially from the 2,010 cars and trucks built the previous week. To date, calendar 2003 US vehicle output totals an estimated 102,462 units, down 12.0% from the 116,434 vehicles built in like-2002.