North American manufacturers continue to roll out the trucks this month with an estimated overbuild from plan, while at the same time cooling off somewhat on cars (see data p.7). Ward's estimates that May's North American vehicle production — including medium- and heavy-duty trucks — will total 1.525 million units, about 99.2% of the 1.537 million scheduled at the beginning of the month. Trucks, however, are estimated at about 816,000 units, or 101% of plan, somewhat offsetting a car build ...
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