North American auto makers produced 1,297,318 light vehicles in January, up 6.6% from year-ago. The total includes 604,739 cars and 692,579 light trucks.
Adding to last month’s total were the production launches of’s SRT Viper high-performance sports car at its Conner Ave. plant in Detroit, and ’s NV200 small van in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
The Detroit Three’s monthly total output was 684,430 units, up 7.6% from like-2012.reclaimed the manufacturing lead after losing it to in December.
Total LV builds at GM plants were 260,042, a 2.6% gain over year-ago.output jumped 27.1% to 251,657. production declined 6.4% to 172,731 units.
U.S. LV output totaled 872,426 units in January, up 8.3% from like-2012.
Production in Canada dropped 13.4% from year-ago to 182,355 units, while Mexican plants recorded 242,537 builds for a 20.2% improvement.