Seen for the first time, second-quarter output plans call for North American plants to build 4,015,900 cars and trucks, down 3.0% from year-ago’s 4,141,600 but a marked improvement from first-quarter’s revised 6.4% shortfall. Not surprisingly, passenger-car production for April-June, buoyed by transplant models, is slated for a 2.2% increase over like-2007 as demand for the segment strengthens at the expense of large pickups and SUVs. Auto makers are responding to weak sales by reducing ...

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