North American truck production reached 8 million on Nov. 8. Truck production is up 16.9 percent over 1998, when it totaled a record 8,041,731 for the entire year. Every truck built the rest of this year sets a record.
Nissan will end production of the 1999 Sentra on Nov. 17 at both its plants in Mexico (Aguascalientes and Cuernavaca). Production of the 2000 model will begin Nov. 23.
General Motors' North American car and truck production reached 5 million on Nov. 9. GM production in 1998 totaled only 4,984,672 because of a 54-day strike. It is up 17.7 percent over last year.
DaimlerChrysler's North American truck production reached 2 million on Nov. 10, 29 days earlier than in 1998.
Ford Motor Co.'s North American car and truck production topped 4 million on Nov. 11. That was 18 days earlier than in 1998.