Several auto makers have followed Ford Motor Co.’s lead in slowing January-March output in order to keep dealer inventories in check, although Chrysler Group is a notable exception with its 5.2% increase vs. year-ago. The revised industry slate sets first-quarter production at 3,980,000 units, 7.2% less than the 4,287,200 built in like-2006 and 30,300 units less than the first-quarter plan in place a month ago. Related document: Ward's North America Production Schedule The decline vs. ...

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