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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. car and truck manufacturers will produce an estimated 228,262 vehicles this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's scheduled output is 18.8 percent higher than the prior week's build, and 20.5 percent higher than same-week 1992's 189,507, Ward's said.
 The weekly newsletter also reported General Motors Corp.'s Willow Run, Mich., car plant is the only regularly active U.S. vehicle assembly facility that is not operating this week. The plant is down for inventory reduction.
 Calendar-year 1993 U.S. car and truck production through the end of this week stands at an estimated 809,518, 18.6 percent ahead of like- 1992, Ward's said.
 Of the cars slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 41.3 percent; Ford Motor Co., 24.9 percent; Chrysler Corp., 8.3 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.8 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 4.7 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA, Inc., 3.9 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 3.7 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.5 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 2.0 percent; and Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 0.9 percent.
 NORTH AMERICAN 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 131,038 106,940 108,280 453,135 420,213 7.83
 Trucks 97,224 85,168 81,227 356,383 262,487 35.77
 TOTAL 228,262 192,108 189,507 809,518 682,700 18.58
 Canada
 Cars 23,041 27,020 15,899 80,611 66,522 21.18
 Trucks 19,214 17,656 22,768 72,527 89,944 -19.36
 TOTAL 42,255 44,676 38,667 153,138 156,466 -2.13
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 154,079 133,960 124,179 533,746 486,735 9.66
 Trucks 116,438 102,824 103,995 428,910 352,431 21.70
 GRAND
 TOTAL 270,517 236,784 228,174 962,656 839,166 14.72
 -0- 1/28/93
 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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