Light trucks will account for close to two-thirds of North American manufacturers’ light-vehicle production capacity in 2008, thanks mostly to changeovers to production of more cross/utility vehicles. In 2008, the production capacity outlook shows trucks will account for 63.2% of manufacturers’ annual straight-time capacity, up from 56.8% in 2004 and 57.7% this year.(See related data: Forecast North American Light Vehicle Production Capacity) Cars will continue to decline due to a ...

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