North American automakers produced 1,413,887 light vehicles in April, down 0.8% from 2013’s 11-year high point for the month. The downturn centered on car production, which saw the lowest share of light-vehicle production since October 2005 at 40.2%. Output dropped 11.2% from last year to 568,282 units. Light-truck production surged 7.7%, with 845,605 built in April. Growing demand for this vehicle type was reflected in a 7.4% increase in sales, compared with a 4.4% decline for cars, ...

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