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1993 CAR AND TRUCK OUTPUT UP 12.3 PERCENT FROM 1992

 DETROIT, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. and Canadian car and truck producers have assembled 8,306,024 vehicles so far this year, 12.3 percent ahead of the same period one year ago, according to the trade paper Automotive News.
 This week's estimated U.S. and Canada car production is 122,588, off 1.5 percent from last week and 8.1 percent from the year-ago week. Year-to-date U.S. and Canada car production is 4,686,593, up 9.8 percent from the same period in 1992.
 U.S. and Canada truck production is estimated at 108,761 this week, up 8.2 percent from last week and 6.0 percent from the year-ago week.
 Year-to-date U.S. and Canada truck production is 3,619,431, up 15.7 percent from the same period one year ago.
 U.S. car and truck production for this week is shared as follows: Ford Motor Co., 33.6 percent; General Motors, 31.4 percent; Chrysler Corp., 15.0 percent; Nissan Motor Manufacturing Inc., 4.1 percent; New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., 3.5 percent; Honda of America Manufacturing Inc., 3.5 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.2 percent; AutoAlliance Inc., 2.0 percent; Diamond-Star Motors, 1.7 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.4 percent; Navistar, 0.8 percent; miscellaneous, 0.6 percent; and AM General, 0.2 percent.
 North American Factory Production
 8/21/93 8/22/92 8/14/93 Y-T-D Y-T-D
 Est. Actual Actual 1993 1992
 U.S. car 97,617 114,109 103,855 3,818,329 3,613,031
 Canada car 24,971 19,238 20,601 868,264 654,965
 Total car 122,588 133,347 124,456 4,686,593 4,267,996
 U.S. truck 91,113 83,629 84,688 3,042,928 2,491,319
 Canada truck 17,648 19,024 15,793 576,503 637,342
 Total truck 108,761 102,653 100,481 3,619,431 3,128,661
 U.S./Canada
 cars/trucks 231,349 236,000 224,937 8,306,024 7,396,657
 -0- 8/20/93
 /CONTACT: Anne E. Wright of Automotive News, 313-446-0366/


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