North American production in December will finish at an estimated 1.336 million units, or 98% of what was scheduled for the period at the beginning of the month. The under-build comes in both cars and trucks, but is largely due to a shortfall in trucks at General Motors Corp. Also, including December's estimate, North American production for 1999 will end at an all-time high of 17.6 million units (including medium- and heavy-duty trucks), 9.9% above 1998's 16.03 million, and beating the ...

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