North American car and truck makers have hiked their February and March production plans, but not enough to offset an estimated January shortfall. As a result, first quarter output now stands 9,100 units below where it was a week ago. What’s more, the overall reduction in the quarter was not equally distributed, as evidenced by a 2.3% increase in Chrysler Group output for the quarter and a 1.5% increase at General Motors Corp. Current plans call for 4,098,400 car and truck assemblies in ...

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