In their first crack at fourth-quarter North American output schedules, auto makers have slated 3,912,800 cars and trucks for completion, a scant 0.4% ahead of like-2012, with truck increases mostly negated by lower car volumes.
For the second straight month, GM is leading the way toward higher third-quarter vehicle output, with Honda and Nissan following closely, as the industry drives toward a build of nearly 4.0 million vehicles in July-September.
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