Hot on the heels of a stronger-than-expected 15.7% fourth-quarter gain, North American auto makers will kick off 2012 with a robust 10.2% first-quarter production increase. Manufacturers have their sights set on building 3,797,600 cars and trucks in January-March, a 5-year high that bests prior-year’s 3,444,858 completions by more than 353,000 units, but falls 3.6% shy of the 3,938,932 vehicles built in first-quarter 2007. Related document: North America Production Schedule Q1 Among ...

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