Production capacity for North American manufacturers will increase for the '01 model year, with pickups, sport/utility vehicles and vans accounting for more than half the total for the first time. North American straight-time capacity will rise about 1.0% from year-ago to 18.73 million units, with 52.3% of the total devoted to trucks, including medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. (Actual available straight-time capacity, which takes into account lengthy model changeovers and late startups of ...

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