General Motors has begun building the Cadillac CTS at its new Lansing Grand River plant in Lansing, Mich. Last week GM built 140 CTS models, all for consumer sale.Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A. broke a four-week-old record for weekly production of the Nissan Altima. Last week, 5,403 Altimas were produced. The old record was 5,101.Year-to-date car and truck production shares in North America are: GM, 31.4 percent; Ford Motor Co., 25.0 percent; DaimlerChrysler, 16.8 percent; Honda of America Manufacturing Inc., 6.9 percent; Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc., 5.0 percent; Nissan Motor Manufacturing, 4.1 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, 3.6 percent.
Ford had the biggest decline in share from 2000, losing 1.3 percent. Honda had the biggest increase from 2000, gaining 1.2 percent.