North American production for August and September will be close to last year’s pace with only slight shortfalls, Ward’s forecast. September builds will be less than August due to fewer production days, 23 in August and only 19 in September. August is expected to see a total output of 1,461,170 units, just 0.2% behind last year’s 1,464,517. But September will trail slightly more with a 1.7% shortage over year-ago, for an estimated final output of 1,262,282 vehicles compared with ...

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