North American vehicle production should get a slight boost in September, compared with August, simply due to less downtime. Following extended summer shutdowns, estimated production of 1,085,362 units in August will fall 24.9% short of year-ago, while Ward’s forecasts September’s output of 1,165,029 will be off only 5.2% from like-2007. Related document: Ward's September/August North American Vehicle Production Outlook Heading into September, expect some lingering downtime, primarily ...

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