The latest third-quarter North American vehicle output target of 3,742,100 units is about 10,500 assemblies less than originally planned, with production revisions seeing some significant output shifting between individual months. At the current level, third-quarter output is fourth-best ever for the period, trailing that of like-2003 for the first time this year thanks to longer and more numerous plant downtime for vacation, changeover and inventory adjustment.(See related data: August ...

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