North American production capacity, sparked by the U.S. market bonanza, will total 18.6 million units for the '00 model year, up from a revised 18.4 million for 1999. The increase stretches from light vehicles to heavy-duty trucks and among several manufacturers, especially DaimlerChrysler Corp., Honda of America Mfg. Inc. and producers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Increases from those companies offset a cutback at General Motors Corp., which lost about 240,000 units when it closed ...

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