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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. car and truck manufacturers will assemble an estimated 241,340 vehicles this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's estimated production is slightly lower than the 242,701 built last week, but well above same-week 1992's 227,308, Ward's added.
 Additionally, three U.S. truck plants are idle this week for model changeover, reported Ward's.
 Calendar-year 1993 U.S. vehicle output through the end of this week stands at an estimated 4,455,508, 15.4 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 38.4 percent; Ford Motor Co., 32.4 percent; Chrysler Corp., 12.1 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.6 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.2 percent; New United Motor Mfg.Inc., 2.8 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.0 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 2.0 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.0 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 0.9 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.6 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.0 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 137,582 135,081 135,716 2,492,836 2,291,460 8.79
 Trucks 103,758 107,620 91,592 1,962,672 1,570,393 24.98
 TOTAL 241,340 242,701 227,308 4,455,508 3,861,853 15.37
 Canada
 Cars 29,214 32,037 20,514 545,015 401,116 35.87
 Trucks 14,710 19,575 17,186 395,868 419,642 -5.67
 TOTAL 43,924 51,612 37,700 940,883 820,758 14.64
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 166,796 167,118 156,230 3,037,851 2,692,576 12.82
 Trucks 118,468 127,195 108,778 2,358,540 1,990,035 18.52
 GRAND
 TOTAL 285,264 294,313 265,008 5,396,391 4,682,611 15.24
 -0- 5/20/93
 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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