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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED AUTO PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Nov. 25 ~PRNewswire~ -- U.S. car and truck manufacturers will build an estimated 139,147 vehicles this week, announced Ward's Automotive Reports.
 Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, this week's scheduled output represents a 29.7-percent decrease from last week's actual build of 197,929. However, this week's production is 18.4 percent higher than same-week 1991, which also was a three-day week, Ward's said.
 Two regularly active U.S. vehicle assembly facilities -- Chrysler Corp.'s Newark, Del., plant and General Motors Corp.'s Janesville, Wis., medium-duty line -- are closed this week to reduce inventories, the weekly newsletter reported.
 Calendar-year 1992 U.S. car and truck assemblies through the end of this week stands at an estimated 8,868,739, 8.1 percent ahead of like- 1991's 8,207,644, added Ward's.
 Of the cars slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 43.8 percent; Ford Motor Co., 25.9 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.6 percent; Chrysler Corp., 6.2 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 3.8 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.7 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 3.6 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.3 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 2.2 percent; and Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 0.9 percent.
 NORTH AMERICAN FACTORY PRODUCTION
 Percent
 This Week Last Week Same Week To Date To Date Change
 Estimated Revised Last Year 1992 1991 1992 vs 1991
 U.S.
 Cars 80,176 103,994 69,377 5,191,050 5,071,608 2.36
 Trucks 58,971 93,935 48,130 3,677,689 3,136,036 17.27
 TOTAL 139,147 197,929 117,507 8,868,739 8,207,644 8.05
 Canada
 Cars 22,284 26,687 15,910 931,611 990,009 -5.90
 Trucks 17,851 19,195 19,619 874,699 763,881 14.51
 TOTAL 40,135 45,882 35,529 1,806,310 1,753,890 2.99
 U.S.~Canada
 Cars 102,460 130,681 85,287 6,122,661 6,061,617 1.01
 Trucks 76,822 113,130 67,749 4,552,388 3,899,917 16.73
 GRAND
 TOTAL 179,282 243,811 153,036 10,675,049 9,961,534 7.16
 -0- 11~25~92
 ~CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433~


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