North American car and truck production plans call for the assembly of 8,495,000 vehicles in January-June, some 21,400 units ahead of the 8,473,600 cars and trucks built in the first six months of 2003. But General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG plan to produce 6,031,000 vehicles in the first half of the year, down 174,200 units from the 6,205,200 they built in first-half 2003. Transplant operations, on the other hand, are scheduled to build 2,510,600 ...

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