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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle manufacturers are slated to produce 249,158 vehicles this week, bringing total car and truck output for the year to 9,466,004, according to Ward's Automotive Reports. Calendar-year production now is outpacing year-ago's rate by 11.0 percent.
 This week's scheduled output is up 0.54 percent from last week's actual build of 247,814 vehicles. Of the planned production, 138,294 units are passenger cars and 110,864 are trucks -- including medium- and heavy-duty makes.
 Scheduled Canada production for this week is up 2.8 percent from the prior week's actual build: 47,265 vs. 45,995.
 Two North American assembly plants are down this week. Ford Motor Co.'s Oakville, Ontario, Tempo/Topaz plant is closed until Jan. 31 for changeover to the Ford Windstar minivan. General Motor Corp.'s Pontiac, Mich., Blazer/Jimmy plant is closed through Dec. 3 for re-tooling for interim 4-door sport/utility vehicle (SUV) production; '94 4-door small SUV production begins in early February 1994.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, GM accounts for 38.9 percent; Ford, 30.0 percent; Chrysler Corp., 12.8 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.9 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.6 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.6 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 2.1 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 1.9 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.3 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.0 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.6 percent; and other manufacturers, 1.3 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 138,294 134,389 128,908 5,206,352 5,007,709 3.97
 Trucks 110,864 113,425 96,325 4,259,652 3,521,650 20.96
 TOTAL 249,158 247,814 225,233 9,466,004 8,529,359 10.98
 Canada
 Cars 29,504 29,463 26,297 1,222,648 878,394 39.19
 Trucks 17,761 16,532 18,150 790,583 841,649 -6.07
 TOTAL 47,265 45,995 44,447 2,013,231 1,720,043 17.05
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 167,798 163,852 155,205 6,429,000 5,886,103 9.22
 Trucks 128,625 129,957 114,475 5,050,235 4,363,299 15.74
 GRAND
 TOTAL 296,423 293,809 269,680 11,479,235 10,249,402 12.00
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 /CONTACT: Tanya Gazdik of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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