Despite signs of slowing sales, North American auto makers have mapped out a strong production plan for first quarter 2003 – a slate some analysts say may be too ambitious. During their latest round of monthly scheduling meetings, production planners penciled in a total of 4,272,200 assemblies for January-March, an increase of 3.1%, or 137,800 units, from like-2002. (view related data: Ward's North America Production Schedule) The industry’s first crack at January-March 2003 is an ...

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