According to their just-released April-June production plans, North American auto makers are scheduling just 2,454,500 light-vehicle assemblies in the year’s second quarter. While that represents a near 500,000-unit gain from the industry’s dismal first-quarter performance, it nevertheless is 30.9% less than year-ago’s 3,550,900-unit tally. It also is the lowest for the period since at least 1985 and slightly more than half the record 4,823,816 vehicles built in April-June 2000. Related ...

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