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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. car and truck manufacturers will assemble an estimated 223,682 vehicles this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's estimated output is 16.4 percent higher than the 192,231 units built last week, and 22.3 percent higher than a year-ago's 182,833, Ward's added.
 Additionally, two regularly active U.S. vehicle assembly facilities -- General Motors Corp.'s Arlington, Texas, and Ford Motor Co.'s Wayne, Mich., car plants -- are idle this week for dealer inventory control, reported Ward's.
 Calendar-year 1993 U.S. vehicle production through the end of this week stands at an estimated 3,474,690, 17.3 percent ahead of like-1992, Ward's said.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, GM accounts for 39.0 percent; Ford, 27.6 percent; Chrysler Corp., 14.8 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.9 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.5 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., 1.2 percent; Diamond- Star Motors Corp., 1.0 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.7 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.1 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 125,134 109,023 107,022 1,941,991 1,750,399 10.95
 Trucks 98,548 83,208 75,811 1,532,699 1,212,529 26.41
 TOTAL 223,682 192,231 182,833 3,474,690 2,962,928 17.27
 Canada
 Cars 28,153 26,536 21,011 424,583 312,661 35.80
 Trucks 19,876 17,415 18,505 316,853 343,655 -7.80
 TOTAL 48,029 43,951 39,516 741,436 656,316 12.97
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 153,287 135,559 128,033 2,366,574 2,063,060 14.71
 Trucks 118,424 100,623 94,316 1,849,552 1,556,184 18.85
 GRAND
 TOTAL 271,711 236,182 222,349 4,216,126 3,619,244 16.49
 -0- 4/22/93
 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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