North American automakers built 1,501,214 light vehicles in August, 4.3% above same-month 2014 and a 10-year high for the month. Production is expected to stay strong as August’s U.S. sales surge reduced light-vehicle inventory from the previous month’s level when it was expected to remain flat. Car output slipped 1.0% from last year to 600,169 units. Reductions in midsize and luxury cars pushed the vehicle type into negative territory. Light-truck builds hit a best-ever ...


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