Automakers in North America built 1,533,951 light vehicles in August, falling 8.5% below 2016’s August record of 1,675,787. U.S. production tumbled 13.2% to 980,918 LVs, the lowest August total since 2013. The pullback was likely an effort to relieve bloated inventories after 8-straight months of disappointing sales.   Kia’s output dropped 15.8% to 30,308 units, Honda was down 6.0% to 115,274, and Nissan shrank 9.0% to 87,326. BMW’s tally fell 33.5% to 26,434 as ...

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