North American production for January is on track for an estimated 32,000-unit shortfall from schedule with the biggest loss in trucks (see complete data p.7). Ward's estimates that North American production will finish January at 1.469 million units, or 97.9% of the 1.5 million cars and trucks scheduled for the period at the beginning of the month (see Ward's Automotive Reports — Jan. 10, '00, p.1). Cars are set for a shortfall of 7,200 units and trucks will come up shy by 25,000 units. ...

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