Vehicle
production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated
351,537 units, up from the 308,348 cars and trucks built last week, according
to Ward’s Automotive Reports.

Including
this week’s estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 5,262,859
vehicles, down 16.4 percent from like-2000’s pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 256,584 vehicles this week,
up 15.9 percent from the 221,364 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar
2001 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 3,759,578 units, down 18.3 percent

from the 4,603,764 vehicles built in like-2000.

This week’s Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 57,117, a 19.6 percent
increase from the 47,769 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2001
Canadian vehicle production now stands at 893,678 units, down 18.8 percent compared
to the 1,100,143 vehicles produced in like-2000.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General
Motors Corp. accounted for 30.7 percent; Ford Motor Co., 31.2 percent; Chrysler
of DaimlerChrysler, 15.0 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 5.3 percent; Toyota
Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.0 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.3 percent; New United
Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.9 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 2.0 percent; Mitsubishi
Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.6 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.9
percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.7 percent; BMW of North America
Inc., 0.8 percent; and other manufacturers, 1.6 percent.


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