North American manufacturers are charging ahead in April, with most on track for output above what was planned for the period at the beginning of the month. Ward’s estimates North American vehicle output will be 1.443 million units, or 41,400 units ahead of what was scheduled for the month. The April estimate marks a 4.3% improvement from same-month 2003 and the third consecutive month production outdid year-ago. (See related data: Ward’s North American Estimated Production by Manufacturer ...

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