Like the calm before the storm, June North American output will be unimpressive but give way to a major rebound in July, a Ward’s forecast reveals. June will finish with an estimated build of 1,425,251 cars and trucks, falling 6.3% short of year-ago’s 1,521,101 units. That means second-quarter 2007 will wrap up with a total build of 4,162,319 vehicles, 2.6% behind like-2006’s 4,274,339. First-half 2007 should finish near 8,099,673 vehicles, down 5.4% from the previous year’s 8,561,519. ...

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