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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle producers will assemble an estimated 200,019 cars and trucks this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's production is 5.5 percent above the actual 189,464 vehicles built last week, and 18.6 percent ahead of same-week 1992's 168,631, Ward's reported. Separately, truck production should see a 24.8-percent jump over the same period in 1992, with cars posting a 13.6-percent gain from the same week last year.
 Additionally, three U.S. vehicle assembly plants are closed this week for model changeover or vacation.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 36.6 percent; Ford Motor Co., 32.2 percent; Chrysler Corp., 13.1 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.8 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.3 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 2.2 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.2 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.7 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 1.6 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.3 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.8 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 106,347 98,693 93,578 3,987,706 3,825,933 4.23
 Trucks 93,672 90,771 75,053 3,192,561 2,642,533 20.81
 TOTAL 200,019 189,464 168,631 7,180,267 6,468,466 11.00
 Canada
 Cars 32,287 34,307 19,670 919,389 686,643 33.90
 Trucks 15,930 17,521 14,659 609,959 657,938 -7.29
 TOTAL 48,217 51,828 34,329 1,529,348 1,344,581 13.74
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 138,634 133,000 113,248 4,907,095 4,512,576 8.74
 Trucks 109,602 108,292 89,712 3,802,520 3,300,471 15.21
 GRAND
 TOTAL 248,236 241,292 202,960 8,709,615 7,813,047 11.48
 -0- 9/2/93
 /CONTACT: Susan Stokes of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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