North American automotive manufacturers are scaling back production in October, even as the month is on course for robust sales. Ward’s estimates October output will total 1.481 million cars and trucks, or 63,900 units below what was scheduled for the period at the beginning of the month. About two-thirds of the gap (42,400) will be in cars, with trucks coming up shy by 21,500 units. Each of the Big Three manufacturers and Toyota Motor Mfg. North America Inc. are expected to come up ...

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