Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp. begins production of the Nissan Frontier four-door pickup today, March 29, in Smyrna, Tenn.
General Motors will halt production of the Opel Sintra Wednesday, March 31, because of slow sales in Europe. The minivan was built at the Doraville, Ga., plant for export only.
North American car and truck production surpassed 4 million on Wednesday, March 24, six days ahead of 1998. Car production is up 1.1 percent and truck production is up 10.2 percent. Total production is up 5.7 percent this year.