Estimated North American light-vehicle production totaled 1,539,229 units in September, up 3.7 percent from a year earlier. It marked the seventh consecutive monthly increase, as volume topped the 1 million mark for the 50th straight month.
Car production fell 4.8 percent in the month to 591,561 with all three countries reporting declines from September 2014. Mexico witnessed the largest decline, down 5 percent. U.S. car output slid 4.8 percent, and Canadian production fell 4.3 percent.
Truck production rose 9.8 percent in September to 947,668. Output climbed 19 percent in Mexico and 12 percent in the U.S. but dropped 7 percent in Canada.
In the first nine months, total estimated light-vehicle output grew 3.9 percent to 13,389,624. Production rose 4.4 percent in the U.S. and 9.7 percent in Mexico but slipped 5.9 percent in Canada.