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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle manufacturers are slated to produce 223,974 vehicles this week, bringing total car and truck output for the year to 8,221,075. Calendar-year production is outpacing year-ago's rate by 10.6 percent.
 The scheduled weekly output is over 7,000 units under last week's actual build of 231,288 vehicles. Of the planned production, 114,898 units are passenger cars and 109,076 are trucks -- including medium- and heavy-duty makes.
 Scheduled Canada production for this week is also down from the prior week's actual build: 47,783 vs. 54,529.
 Only one U.S. assembly plant is down this week; Ford Motor Co.'s Wixom, Mich., Lincoln luxury car facility for inventory control.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 39.7 percent; Ford, 28.6 percent; Chrysler Corp., 12.7 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.7 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.7 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.9 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 2.4 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.1 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.5 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.0 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.7 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 1.0 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 114,898 123,832 117,248 4,526,032 4,382,973 3.26
 Trucks 109,076 107,456 87,206 3,695,043 3,051,693 21.08
 TOTAL 223,974 231,288 204,454 8,221,075 7,434,666 10.58
 Canada
 Cars 28,155 33,995 17,454 1,079,266 785,441 37.41
 Trucks 19,628 20,534 21,704 703,828 751,976 -6.40
 TOTAL 47,783 54,529 39,158 1,783,094 1,537,417 15.98
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 143,053 157,827 134,702 5,605,298 5,168,414 8.45
 Trucks 128,704 127,990 108,910 4,398,871 3,803,669 15.65
 GRAND
 TOTAL 271,757 285,817 243,612 10,004,169 8,972,083 11.50
 -0- 10/7/93
 /CONTACT: Haig Stoddard of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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