The official look at the auto industry’s fourth-quarter production plan has North American plants scheduled to build 3,719,600 cars and trucks, 8.2% less than in like-2005. Barring changes, the industry will end 2006 with 15,939,300 vehicles assembled – 377,400 units, or 2.3%, less than the 16,316,700 vehicles produced the previous year. The fourth-quarter dip was expected, as major producers brace for a potentially slowing U.S. economy and continue to wrestle with mounting inventories. ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"North American Q4 Plan Down 8.2% From Year-Ago" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!


For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Amber McLincha by email: amclincha@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2622
 

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.