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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED AUTO PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. car and truck manufacturers will assemble an estimated 203,974 vehicles this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's estimated production is 11.7 percent lower than the actual 231,101 cars and trucks assembled last week. This week's output is 104 percent above same-week 1992, when 22 Big Three and transplant facilities were closed the entire week for vacation or model changeover, Ward's said.
 Additionally, Chrysler Corp.'s Warren, Mich., Newark, Del., Belvidere, Ill., and Toledo, Ohio, plants are closed this week to tool for '94 output, reported Ward's.
 Calendar-year 1993 U.S. vehicle assemblies through the end of this week totaled an estimated 5,782,231 units, 15.3 percent ahead of like- 1992, Wards said.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 44.0 percent; Ford Motor Co., 36.5 percent; Chrysler, 7.1 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.9 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.6 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.3 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 1.8 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.0 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.6 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 0.0 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 0.0 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.2 percent.
 NORTH AMERICA FACTORY PRODUCTION
 This Week Last Week Same Week To Date To Date Pct. Change
 Estimated Revised Last Year 1993 1992 1993 vs.1992
 U.S.
 Cars 115,163 131,178 59,640 3,241,250 2,990,833 8.37
 Trucks 88,811 99,923 40,251 2,540,981 2,022,385 25.64
 TOTAL 203,974 231,101 99,891 5,782,231 5,013,218 15.34
 Canada
 Cars 25,155 33,051 19,880 723,003 549,528 31.57
 Trucks 13,781 18,666 15,255 505,797 543,391 -6.92
 TOTAL 38,936 51,717 35,135 1,228,800 1,092,919 12.43
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 140,318 164,229 79,520 3,964,253 3,540,361 11.97
 Trucks 102,592 118,589 55,506 3,046,778 2,565,776 18.75
 GRAND
 TOTAL 242,910 282,818 135,026 7,011,031 6,106,137 14.82
 -0- 7/1/93
 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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