North American light-vehicle capacity utilization ended 2014 the highest since WardsAuto started tracking the data, with 2015 forecast to do better. The year ended strongly with both Q3 and Q4 posting year-over-year gains after a Q2 decline that was the first in 10 quarters. Fourth-quarter 2014 utilization totaled 95.9%, up from like-2013’s 94.3%. Initially, 2014’s three months were expected to finish below the same year-ago period’s 94.3%, but production was slightly ...

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