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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED AUTO PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle producers will assemble an estimated 197,992 cars and trucks this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's production is 4.6 percent above the actual 189,346 vehicles built last week, and barely ahead of same-week 1992's 196,335, Ward's reported.
 Additionally, eight 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 34.2 percent; Ford Motor Co., 32.0 percent; Chrysler Corp., 14.3 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.9 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.4 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.0 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.4 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 1.9 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.7 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.3, Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.8 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.1 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 103,503 103,858 113,174 3,791,512 3,621,056 4.71
 Trucks 94,489 85,488 83,161 3,009,288 2,479,224 21.38
 TOTAL 197,992 189,346 196,335 6,800,800 6,100,280 11.48
 Canada
 Cars 27,813 20,523 19,192 854,074 649,903 31.42
 Trucks 18,128 16,201 18,920 575,120 623,213 -7.72
 TOTAL 45,941 36,724 38,112 1,429,194 1,273,116 12.26
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 131,316 124,381 132,366 4,645,586 4,270,959 8.77
 Trucks 112,617 101,689 102,081 3,584,408 3,102,437 15.54
 GRAND
 TOTAL 243,933 226,070 234,447 8,229,994 7,373,396 11.62
 -0- 8/19/93
 /CONTACT: Haig Stoddard of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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