SAO PAULO — Last month was the second-best April in Brazil's automotive history, with vehicle production totaling 168,000 units, up 24.1% over the same month last year. Compared with March, however, production dropped 8.3%. Brazil's automakers group, Anfavea, says the record for production occurred in April 1997, with 194,000 units produced. Brazil's automakers in April sold 135,519 cars, buses and trucks, for a four-month total of 499,332 units, or 28.4% over the same period last year. ...

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