Mexico’s light-vehicle output kicked off the new year with a 102.1% spike in January to 171,331 units, as export production jumped 130.8% and domestic builds grew 37.1%, compared with year-ago. Most of the gain came from triple-digit production hikes by two of the U.S. Big Three auto makers, General Motors de Mexico S.A. de C.V. and Chrysler de Mexico LLC, up 140.6% and 199.4%, respectively. Ford Motor Co. S.A. de C.V. built 26,417 vehicles in January, but year-to-year comparisons were ...

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