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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. car and truck assemblers will produce an estimated 229,109 vehicles this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's scheduled build is 6.4 percent lower than last week's revised U.S. car/truck output of 244,686, but 20.9 percent above year- ago's 189,453, Ward's said.
 Additionally, only one regularly active U.S. vehicle assembly facility -- Ford Motor Co.'s Kansas City, Mo., car plant -- is idle this week, reported Ward's.
 Calendar-year 1993 U.S. car and truck production through the end of this week stands at an estimated 2,856,035, 18.9 percent ahead of like- 1992, Ward's said.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 40.5 percent; Ford Motor Co., 31.4 percent; Chrysler Corp., 12.6 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.5 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 2.9 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.6 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 1.3 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 1.3 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.1 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.1 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.7 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.0 percent.
 NORTH AMERICAN FACTORY PRODUCTION Percent
 This Week Last Week Same Week To Date To Date Change
 Estimated Revised Last Year 1993 1992 '93 vs. '92
 U.S.
 Cars 123,530 138,993 105,821 1,588,117 1,419,896 11.85
 Trucks 105,579 105,693 83,632 1,267,918 981,493 29.18
 TOTAL 229,109 244,686 189,453 2,856,035 2,401,389 18.93
 Canada
 Cars 31,879 33,339 24,373 342,637 246,504 39.00
 Trucks 19,529 22,220 22,135 261,974 289,649 -9.55
 TOTAL 51,408 55,559 46,508 604,611 536,153 12.77
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 155,409 172,332 130,194 1,930,754 1,666,400 15.86
 Trucks 125,108 127,913 105,767 1,529,892 1,271,142 20.36
 GRAND
 TOTAL 280,517 300,245 235,961 3,460,646 2,937,542 17.81
 -0- 4/1/93
 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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