Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s global production was up 6.8% in 2001, to 2.65 million units, making it the second-largest auto maker in Japan for the calendar year. Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., which previously held the ranking, cut its global output by 5.3% to 2.47 million units last year. Other Japanese auto makers also scaled back production last year. Mitsubishi Motors Corp., still reeling from a recall scandal there, cut production by 8.1% to 1.67 million units. Mazda Motor Corp.’s global ...

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