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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle producers will manufacture an estimated 107,303 cars and trucks this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's estimated output is 47.7 percent below the actual 205,220 vehicles assembled last week, as 25 car and truck plants are closed for summer vacation or extended model changeover. Additionally, all union-affiliated plants were closed Monday for the July 4 holiday. Also, this week's production is 16 percent below same-week 1992, Ward's said.
 Calendar-year 1993 U.S. car and truck output through the end of this week totaled an estimated 5,890,780 units, 14.6 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 68.7 percent; Chrysler Corp., 11.1 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.0 percent; Ford Motor Co., 5.7 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 4.9 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.9 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 0.0 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 0.0 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.0 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 0.0 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.0 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.7 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 63,560 116,405 84,596 3,306,052 3,075,429 7.50
 Trucks 43,743 88,815 43,162 2,584,728 2,065,547 25.14
 TOTAL 107,303 205,220 127,758 5,890,780 5,140,976 14.58
 Canada
 Cars 23,911 27,496 13,222 749,255 562,750 33.14
 Trucks 4,569 13,006 7,315 509,591 550,706 -7.47
 TOTAL 28,480 40,502 20,537 1,258,846 1,113,456 13.06
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 87,471 143,901 97,818 4,055,307 3,638,179 11.47
 Trucks 48,312 101,821 50,477 3,094,319 2,616,253 18.27
 GRAND
 TOTAL 135,783 245,722 148,295 7,149,626 6,254,432 14.31
 -0- 7/8/93
 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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