Industryweek 10607 Na Light Vehicle Prod1602a

North American Light-Vehicle Production Soars 12.6% in February

March 18, 2016
North American light-vehicle production reaches a 15-year high for February.

North American automakers built 1,518,014 light vehicles in February, soaring 12.6% above like-2015 and reaching a 15-year high for the month.

The region’s total was boosted by strong output from Canadian plants, where production rose 20.2% to 198,985 units. This growth was amplified by Ford light-truck production, which more than doubled from last February to 24,534 units.

Light-vehicle production in the U.S. reached a robust total of 1,048,481 units, climbing 16.4% over year-ago. A sharp 74.8% decline in FCA car production was overshadowed by strong increases in Honda (+54.0%) and Kia (+54.4%) car assemblies. U.S. light-truck output jumped 20.4% over last February to 697,328 units.

After three months of growth, production in Mexico slowed, falling 3.9% to 270,548 LVs, in February. This was due, in part, by double-digit declines in FCA and General Motors production.

Overall, North American car production was up 4.5% to 588,772 builds. The luxury-car segment alone grew 29.8%, while the large-car total fell 8.4%.

Read More.

[email protected]

WardsAuto is, like IndustryWeek, powered by Penton, an information services company.

Popular Sponsored Recommendations

Why DataOps may be the key to unlocking the full potential of digital transformation

Nov. 3, 2023
Read the 2023 market survey conducted by IndustryWeek

Powering Up Productivity: The Transformative Power of AP Automation in Manufacturing

Oct. 25, 2023
Discover how AP Automation is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, driving efficiency, cost savings, and security. In today's world, automation is the key to staying competitive...

Discrete and Process Manufacturing 2024 Trends and Outlook for North America

Oct. 29, 2023
Manufacturers are reaping the benefits of automation and cloud-based solutions. Discover what is driving today's industry trends and how they can shape your growth priorities ...

Shifting Your Business from Products to Service-Based Business Models: Generating Predictable Revenues

Oct. 27, 2023
Executive summary on a recent IndustryWeek-hosted webinar sponsored by SAP

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of IndustryWeek, create an account today!