May vehicle production in North America was 557,000 units, an 18% drop from prior-month, as Chrysler LLC instituted a near-companywide shut down of its North American production facilities. After January’s output of just 435,000, May’s build was the lowest since at least January 1985. It also marked the seventh consecutive month to see production fall below one million vehicles, the longest such streak since at least 1985. Related document: Ward’s North American Light-Vehicle ...

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