North American light-vehicle production ended 2013 on a solid note as output for the entire year finished at a 13-year high, based on WardsAuto data. Automakers produced 1,049,294 light vehicles in December, including 435,862 cars and 613,432 light trucks, resulting in a 3.8% increase from the same month last year. December output brought the full-year 2013 total to 16,074,821, up 4.5% from 2012 and nearly double 2009, when the market was deep in the recession. The yearly figure reached its ...
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