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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

                  WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION
    DETROIT, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. car and truck makers will build


an estimated 206,812 vehicles this week, 4.5 percent below last week's revised count of 216,433, Ward's Automotive Reports said today.
    This week's scheduled output, however, is 26.9 percent above same- week 1990's output of 162,945 units, Ward's said.  Six light-vehicle plants were shut down temporarily for this week in the U.S.
    Additionally, Ward's said U.S. automakers assembled 973,577 cars and trucks in October, 3.7 percent below like-1990.
    U.S. 1991 year-to-date output through the end of this week stands at an estimated 7,695,715 units, 13.0 percent below like-1990's YTD actual of 8,841,528, reported Ward's.
    Of the cars produced this week in the United States, General Motors Corp.'s share is 52.8 percent; Ford Motor Co., 11.9 percent; Chrysler Corp., 10.9 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 8.5 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.4 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 3.3 percent; Mazda Motor Mfg. (USA) Corp., 3.2 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 2.8 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.2 percent; and Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.0 percent.
                    NORTH AMERICAN FACTORY PRODUCTION
                                                             Percent
             This Week Last Week Same Week To Date To Date   Change
              Estimated  Revised  Last Year  1991    1990   91 v. 90
    U.S.
    Cars       124,371  25,924  108,690 4,757,270  5,457,058  -12.82
    Trucks      82,441  90,509   54,255 2,938,445  3,384,470  -13.18
    TOTAL      206,812 216,433  162,945 7,695,715  8,841,528  -12.96
    Canada
    Cars        16,135  20,444   22,819   919,106    947,719  -3.02
    Trucks      20,899  19,661   16,415   714,861    756,912  -5.56
    TOTAL       37,034  40,105   39,234 1,633,967  1,704,631  -4.15
    U.S./Canada
    Cars       140,506 146,368  131,509 5,676,376  6,404,777  -11.37
    Trucks     103,340 110,170   70,670 3,653,306  4,141,382  -11.79
    GRAND
     TOTAL     243,846 256,538  202,179 9,329,682 10,546,159  -11.53
    -0-                           11/7/91
    /CONTACT:  James W. Bush of Ward's, 313-962-4433/ CO:  Ward's Automotive Reports ST:  Michigan IN:  AUT SU: SM -- DE032 -- 2462 11/07/91 18:16 EST
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