North American manufacturers are on track to hit their overall schedule in October for the first month since June, led by an estimated overbuild of cars and trucks at General Motors Corp. and several of the smaller producers (see data p.7). Ward's estimates October production at 1.606 million units, 1.2% ahead of last October's total, and slightly above the 1.603 million units slated at the beginning of the month (see Ward's Automotive Reports — Oct. 9, '00, p.1). By country, U.S. ...

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