GM starts to build Cadillac CTS

  • 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.

  • You can reach Debi Domby at ddomby@crain.com
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