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U.S., Canada makers lose 47,000 units

Car and truck manufacturers in the United States and Canada lost 47,123 units because of the terrorist attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

As of Friday afternoon, GM had announced that one plant would work overtime to replace the missed units. The Linden, N.J., (Chevrolet Blazer and S10 and GMC Jimmy and Sonoma) plant will work overtime on Saturday, Sept. 22.

  • Year-to-date car and truck production shares in North America are: General Motors, 30.6 percent; Ford Motor Co., 25.3 percent; DaimlerChrysler, 17.5 percent; Honda of America Manufacturing Inc., 6.9 percent; Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc., 4.9 percent; Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A., 3.9 percent; Volkswagen, 2.5 percent; New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., 2.3 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing, 1.2 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Inc., 1.2 percent; and others, 3.7 percent.

  • U.S. car and truck manufacturers reached 8 million units for the year on Monday, Sept. 10, four weeks later than in 2000.

  • North American truck production reached 6 million units on Thursday, Sept. 13, also four weeks later than in 2000.

  • Transplant cars reached 2 million on Tuesday, Sept. 11, eight days earlier than in 2000.
  • You can reach Debi Domby at ddomby@crain.com

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