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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle producers will assemble an estimated 152,881 cars and trucks this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's production is 17 percent below the actual 184,307 vehicles built last week, and just below same-week 1992's 154,744, Ward's reported. Separately, estimated truck production is set to fall 19 percent from the same period in 1992, with cars posting a 17-percent loss from year-ago.
 Additionally, four 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 35.2 percent; Ford Motor Co., 30.7 percent; Chrysler Corp., 13.7 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 4.3 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 4.0 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 2.8 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.2 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 2.1 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.7 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.2 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.8 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.3 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 79,327 94,776 89,178 4,055,462 3,915,111 3.58
 Trucks 73,554 89,531 65,566 3,261,974 2,708,099 20.45
 TOTAL 152,881 184,307 154,744 7,317,436 6,623,210 10.48
 Canada
 Cars 25,990 27,400 20,103 940,492 706,746 33.07
 Trucks 13,496 13,958 15,967 621,483 673,905 -7.78
 TOTAL 39,486 41,358 36,070 1,561,975 1,380,651 13.13
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 105,317 122,176 109,281 4,995,954 4,621,857 8.09
 Trucks 87,050 103,489 81,533 3,883,457 3,382,004 14.83
 GRAND
 TOTAL 192,367 225,665 190,814 8,879,411 8,003,861 10.94
 -0- 9/9/93
 /CONTACT: Susan Stokes of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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