Vehicle
production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated
303,440 units, up from the 120,805 cars and trucks built last week, according
to Ward’s Automotive Reports.

Including this week’s estimates, calendar year North American output now totals
8,842,858 vehicles, down 12.9 percent from like-2000’s pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 228,962 vehicles this week,
up 204.2 percent from the 75,269 cars and trucks built last week.

To date, calendar 2001 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 6,343,753 units,
down 14.0 percent from the 7,373,006 vehicles built in like-2000.

This week’s Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 35,977, a 205.2 percent
increase from the 11,787 units assembled last week.

Estimated calendar-2001 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,455,156
units, down 15.8 percent compared to the 1,728,724 vehicles produced in like-2000.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General
Motors Corp. accounted for 35.7 percent; Ford Motor Co., 36.2 percent; Chrysler
of DaimlerChrysler, 11.2 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.1 percent; Toyota
Motor Mfg. Inc., 0.0 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 0.0 percent; New United
Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.3 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.7 percent; Mitsubishi
Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.8 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.8
percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.7 percent; BMW of North America
Inc., 1.0 percent; and other manufacturers, 1.5 percent.










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