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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

    DETROIT, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle producers will assemble an estimated 197,415 cars and trucks this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
    This week's estimated production is 50.2 percent above the actual 131,426 vehicles built last week, and 20.8 percent ahead of same-week 1992's 163,470, Ward's said.
    Additionally, six U.S. vehicle assembly plants are closed this week for model changeover.
    Calendar-year 1993 U.S. car and truck output through the end of this week numbers an estimated 6,459,756 units, 13.2 percent ahead of like- 1992, Wards said.
    Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, Ford Motor Co. accounted for 36.4 percent; General Motors Corp., 34.7 percent; Chrysler Corp., 9.3 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 4.0 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.9 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.4 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.4 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 2.0 percent;  Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.6 percent; percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.7 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 0.5, and other truck manufacturers, 1.1 percent.
                    NORTH AMERICA FACTORY PRODUCTION
                                                                Pct.
           This Week Last Week Same Week  To Date  To Date    Change
           Estimated  Revised  Last Year   1993     1992   1993 vs. 1992
    U.S.
    Cars    107,845   70,178    88,928  3,619,440  3,402,691     6.37
    Trucks   89,571   61,248    74,542  2,840,316  2,303,645    23.30
    TOTAL   197,416  131,426   163,470  6,459,756  5,706,336    13.20
    Canada
    Cars     24,413   14,772    14,661    811,423    609,812    33.06
    Trucks   13,260    7,985    17,882    540,610    590,222    -8.41
    TOTAL    37,673   22,757    32,543  1,352,033  1,200,034    12.67
    U.S./Canada
    Cars    132,258   84,950   103,589  4,430,863  4,012,503    10.43
    Trucks  102,831   69,233    92,424  3,380,926  2,893,867    16.83
    GRAND
     TOTAL  235,089  154,183   196,013  7,811,789  6,906,370    13.11
    -0-             08/05/93
    CONTACT:  Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433 IN:  AUT ST:  MI


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