Production in Mexico in November rose 13.9% from year-ago to 275,959 vehicles, as domestic output jumped 39.0% and builds for export increased 7.9%.

Detroit Three production climbed 18.5% to 142,341, as each auto maker posted gains. General Motors Mexico and Chrysler Mexico output soared 30.1% and 24.5%, respectively, while Ford Mexico eked out a 1.0% increase.

Among Asian manufacturers, Toyota Mexico led the way with a 16.3% uptick, followed by Honda Mexico, up 6.7%, and Nissan Mexico, gaining 4.1%.

Volkswagen Mexico, the lone European auto maker with significant volume in the country, posted a 17.5% increase to 51,436.

Mexico light-vehicle sales in November were up 10.5% vs. year-ago to 91,629, with car volume rising 12.7% to 60,056 and light-truck deliveries climbing 6.6% to 31,573.

Detroit auto maker car sales surged 20.5% to 19,890, buoyed by Chrysler’s 37.5% hike and a 24.1% gain by Ford. GM deliveries jumped 16.0% to 13,116.

Asian auto makers posted a 5.8% gain in car sales in November to 21,630 units. Deliveries rose 8.6% for volume-leader Nissan and 112.5% at Honda. Toyota suffered a 36.0% decline to 1,729.

European-brand sales climbed 13.3% to 18,536. VW posted a 20.4% hike, while Fiat Mexico and Peugeot Mexico were up 73.1% and 23.0%, respectively. Renault Mexico deliveries fell 50.6% to 907.

Standouts in the car segment in November in Mexico included the Ford Ikon (up 90.7%), Chevrolet Camaro (153.4%), Honda Accord (269.7%) and Nissan Altima (166.0%).

Detroit Three light-truck sales fell 6.9% from like-2011 to 13,775 units. Chrysler gained 12.0%, but that wasn’t enough to offset a 21.8% drop at Ford and GM’s 12.7% shortfall.

Asian-brand deliveries climbed 19.0% to 14,038. Nissan and Toyota volume increased 19.0% and 13.2%, respectively, while Honda sales soared 86.9%.

Europeans posted a 24.2% jump to 3,760 light trucks, mainly due to Renault’s 273.6% hike to 1,599. Most other auto makers saw decreases, with the exception of Porsche Mexico’s 58.6% gain on a modest 46 units.

Light-truck models turning in strong performances in November included the Jeep Wrangler (up 56.6%), Honda CR-V (317.1%), Honda Ridgeline (909.1%), and Toyota Hilux (158.9%).

bpope@wardsauto.com