North American vehicle manufacturers will kick off the start of the fourth quarter with production of 1,261,924 vehicles in October, lagging year-ago by 13.2%, a Ward’s forecast shows. Light-truck output will continue to pace behind like-2007 by as much as 25.0% during the month. September production should finish at 1,163,960 vehicles, Ward’s estimates, as car output increases 16.2% from year-ago. However, an anticipated 22.2% drop in light-truck builds will keep September 5.3% behind ...

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