2000 North American car and truck production set a record. The preliminary total is 17,638,247. The previous record was 17,582,691, set in 1999.
North American car and truck plants will be down this week for the holidays. Most plants return on Jan. 2.
Ten plants in the United States and Canada will remain down an extra week for inventory adjustments. See table below.
Honda's plant in Alliston, Ontario, was closed Tuesday, Dec. 12, because of inclement weather.