Automakers, despite some on-going anxiety over transportation logistics (see p.5), last week bolstered the industry's already record-setting third quarter North American production plan by 2%, adding 68,800 cars and trucks to the July-September schedule to support the still-robust U.S. new vehicle market (see complete data p.6). Third quarter output now stands at 4,087,700 units, up from 4,018,900 a month ago and 16.5% ahead of the 3,509,500 vehicles assembled in the same quarter last ...

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