The top 10 plants in North America in production volume in May were VW Puebla, Mexico, 51,370; Toyota Georgetown, Ky., 47,206; Honda Marysville, Ohio, 45,254; Nissan Aguascalientes, Mexico, 45,200; Nissan Smyrna, Tenn., 42,434; Hyundai Montgomery, Ala., 37,374; Ford Hermosillo, Mexico, 36,050; Honda Alliston, Ontario, 35,257; Kia West Point, Ga., 33,700 and Ford Louisville Assembly, Ky., 33,630. The figure for Aguascalientes is an estimate.
Output at Ford's Louisville plant more than doubled from a year earlier, but that was because it was still ramping up from a temporary shutdown last year. Excluding Louisville, VW's Puebla plant had the largest increase from May 2012, a 47 percent gain. The top 10 plants made up 28 percent of total North America light-vehicle production in May.