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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle manufacturers are slated to produce 225,855 vehicles this week, bringing total car and truck output for the year to just below the 8 million mark. Calendar- year production is outpacing year-ago's rate by 10.53 percent.
 The projected weekly output is about on par with last week's build of 221,057 vehicles. Of the planned production, 119,770 units are passenger cars and 106,085 are trucks, also about level with last week's build.
 Canadian production remains stable, with 35,372 cars and 19,468 trucks planned for the week. So far in 1993, Canadian vehicle production is 15.84 percent ahead of like-1992.
 Only two U.S. assembly plants are closed this week for model changeover.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 36.8 percent; Ford Motor Co., 32.3 percent; Chrysler Corp., 12.9 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.7 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.5 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.9 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.1 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 1.9 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.5 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 0.9 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.7 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 0.8 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 119,770 116,882 117,204 4,407,072 4,265,725 3.31
 Trucks 106,085 104,175 88,385 3,584,596 2,964,487 20.92
 TOTAL 225,855 221,057 205,589 7,991,668 7,230,212 10.53
 Canada
 Cars 35,372 35,934 23,126 1,052,488 767,987 37.05
 Trucks 19,468 20,557 18,291 683,134 730,272 -6.45
 TOTAL 54,840 56,491 41,417 1,735,622 1,498,259 15.84
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 155,142 152,816 140,330 5,459,560 5,033,712 8.46
 Trucks 125,553 124,732 106,676 4,267,730 3,694,759 15.51
 GRAND
 TOTAL 280,695 277,548 247,006 9,727,290 8,728,471 11.44
 -0- 9/30/93
 /CONTACT: David Zoia of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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