U.S. vehicle production rebounded in 2002 from an 8-year low, as strong domestic sales kept assembly plants running at a quick pace, especially those building light trucks. Total vehicle production reached 12,279,582 units in 2002, up 7.5% from 2001’s 11,424,689 completions – the lowest since 1993. Trucks again took center stage, with output up 10.9% to 7,260,805, accounting for a record 59.1% of U.S. vehicle production. The prior high was 57.3% set just a year earlier. Car output in ...

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