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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle producers will assemble an estimated 216,154 cars and trucks this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's production is 29.5 percent above the actual 166,935 vehicles built last week, and 14 percent ahead of same-week 1992's 189,176, Ward's reported. Separately, truck production should see a 29-percent jump over the same period in 1992, with cars posting a 3.5-percent gain from the same week last year.
 Additionally, three U.S. vehicle assembly plants are closed this week for model changeover or vacation.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 36.9 percent; Ford Motor Co., 32.1 percent; Chrysler Corp., 13.5 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.6 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.0 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.4 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.1 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 2.0 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.5 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.1 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.7 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.1 percent.
 NORTH AMERICA 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 112,983 85,920 109,137 4,175,066 4,024,248 3.75
 Trucks 103,171 81,015 80,039 3,373,050 2,788,138 20.98
 TOTAL 216,154 166,935 189,176 7,548,116 6,812,386 10.80
 Canada
 Cars 36,880 29,911 19,160 981,837 725,906 35.26
 Trucks 18,624 15,403 18,841 641,683 692,746 -7.37
 TOTAL 55,504 45,314 38,001 1,623,520 1,418,652 14.44
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 149,863 115,831 128,297 5,156,903 4,750,154 8.56
 Trucks 121,795 96,418 98,880 4,014,733 3,480,884 15.34
 GRAND
 TOTAL 271,658 212,249 227,177 9,171,636 8,231,038 11.43
 -0- 9/16/93
 /CONTACT: Susan Stokes of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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