This month’s North American vehicle production likely will break the million-unit mark for the first time since October 2008, as auto makers strive to restore depleted inventories. In recent weeks, auto makers announced they collectively will add 116,000 units to previous production schedules for the fourth quarter. Ward’s is forecasting a total North America vehicle build in October of 1,030,000 cars and trucks, down 11% from like-2008 and up 6.5% from September. September monthly ...

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