Mexico production, not yet squeezed by the parts shortage stemming from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan this month, jumped 18.0% in February to 203,187 light vehicles. The bulk of the increase came from a 28.4% spike in domestic production, which was complemented by a 15.3% rise in export builds. U.S. Big Three production climbed 11.6% vs. year-ago to 99,441 units, led by Ford Mexico’s 36.4% surge. General Motors Mexico boosted output 2.9%, while Chrysler Mexico builds ...

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