Mexican car and light-truck production in July jumped 15.5% vs. prior-year to 215,670 units, as builds for export climbed 14.7% and domestic output soared 18.8%, according to Ward’s data. The Detroit Three auto makers saw a combined 36.2% production gain, largely due to strong showings by Ford Mexico and Chrysler Mexico, which posted 65.1% and 70.2% increases, respectively. General Motors Mexico chipped in with a modest 6.9% jump in output. Asian auto makers didn’t fare as well in July. ...

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