North American production will decline in August and September, signaling the beginning of a downward trend that will continue through the remainder of 2006. Output in August is forecast at 1.508 million units, 3.2% below year-ago, while September is pegged at 1.315 million units, 11.9% below year-ago. It is the lowest for the month since 2001’s 1.248 million. Related document: Ward's Aug./Sep. North American Vehicle Production Outlook The third quarter will end at 3.625 million units, ...

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