October North American light-vehicle production soared to the highest ever for the month and the fifth-best on record for any month, based on data from WardsAuto. The total keeps automakers on track for the 14-year high fourth-quarter output forecasted by WardsAuto/AutomotiveCompass of 4.02 million units. Manufacturers built 1,577,683 LVs in October, 7.7% above year-ago, and topping the month’s previous high of 1,566,051 in 1998. The total was primarily boosted by light trucks, which ...


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