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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED AUTO PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle manufacturers will produce an estimated 228,269 cars and trucks this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's estimated output is 7.6 percent below the actual 247,022 units built last week, but 21.7 percent above same-week 1992's 187,589, Ward's said.
 Additionally, three U.S. truck plants -- Chrysler Corp.'s Warren, Mich., and General Motors Corp.'s Shreveport, La., and Linden, N.J., facilities -- and two U.S. car plants -- Chrysler's Belvidere, Ill., and GM's Orion, Mich., facilities -- are idle this week for model changeovers and inventory control, reported Ward's.
 Calendar-year 1993 U.S. car and truck assemblies through the end of this week stands at an estimated 4,689,459, 15.8 percent ahead of like- 1992, Wards said.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, GM accounts for 39.1 percent; Ford Motor Co., 32.4 percent; Chrysler, 10.8 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.5 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.4 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.0 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.1 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 2.1 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.0 percent; Diamond- Star Motors Corp., 1.0 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.7 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.0 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 130,016 142,673 111,173 2,627,943 2,402,633 9.38
 Trucks 98,253 104,349 76,416 2,061,516 1,646,809 25.18
 TOTAL 228,269 247,022 187,589 4,689,459 4,049,442 15.81
 Canada
 Cars 23,349 26,182 24,560 565,332 425,676 32.81
 Trucks 15,209 14,603 21,636 410,970 441,278 -6.87
 TOTAL 38,558 40,785 46,196 976,302 866,954 12.61
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 153,365 168,855 135,733 3,193,275 2,828,309 12.90
 Trucks 113,462 118,952 98,052 2,472,486 2,088,087 18.41
 GRAND
 TOTAL 266,827 287,807 233,785 5,665,761 4,916,396 15.24
 -0- 5/27/93
 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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