With the U.S. auto market still languishing, North American vehicle output is scheduled to wrap up 2008 at a 16-year low. Including a 13.3% fourth-quarter decline, car and truck production in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. is slated to reach 13,481,700 units for the year, the lowest total since 12,743,047 in 1992. The expected 2008 tally falls more than 1.9 million vehicles, or 12.6%, short of the 15,426,300 vehicles built in 2007. It also puts light-truck output at a 13-year low of ...

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