With the traditional Big 3 producers scrambling to bring output into line with demand, only the strength of the transplant producers is keeping industry output plans for the second-quarter from dropping more than 1.7% behind year-ago. In what has traditionally been a period of production strength as the auto makers begin the final push toward model-year-buildout and vacation downtime in the third quarter, the current slate has 4,221,700 vehicle assemblies slated for April-June – down from ...

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