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Toyota Assembly Record (1/11/13)

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Fri, 11 Jan 2013|

Toyota, Honda, Nissan, VW set records; Sergio hands keys to first Viper owner; Lapham says Chevy runs right

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Assembly milestone. Some auto makers crafted a record number of vehicles in North America last year. Auto news now start. Hope all is well with you on this Friday. I'm Tom -- back. Auto maker sold about fourteen and a half million light vehicles in the US last year. The highest mark since 2007. In the process several companies that North American production records. Among import brands Toyota built the most. One point 78 million vehicles in the region into one -- twelve. Surpassing the previous record of one point 72 million in you guessed it 2007. Also setting North American production records last year. Honda Nissan Volkswagen. Hyundai BMW. Subaru and Kia. Looking forward elements the automotive expects regional production to approach fifteen point eight million units this year. Up about 3%. From 2012. That's Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne with his back toward us. Handing the keys of the one in thirteen SRT viper number 001. To owners Scott Thomas in Detroit Thursday. Thomas -- for production viper for 300000. Dollars at an auction last year. With proceeds benefiting a pediatric cancer center. Also during the event the viper team dedicated the final part of the assembly line to former Chrysler purchasing boss he had not. Who died in flooding twelfth. He was very instrumental in the development of past generations. Of the viper. As we prepare for the Detroit auto show press days. Besides providing a glimpse of its residents concept crossover. If previews the next gen Murano. And this is a sketch of the HZD fourteen concept from Hyundai. It's a look at the company's future premium vehicle design. Automotive News TV will be reporting from the auto show and the Automotive News world congress next week. Our coverage kicks off Monday morning with -- ship. Automotive News executive editor -- left from joins us now with his weekly commentary. -- timing for the launch of its fine new roads have been seems the -- good. The all American brand is going global trying to make inroads in more overseas markets. And right here at home -- is launching -- new Corvette the new Silverado and a new impala. You know I never understood Shirley runs the it doesn't communicate anything useful about the products or the brand. It's to move to two esoteric. And in terms of usefulness it ranks right along with -- it's not your father's Oldsmobile. Which helped kill that program. Look I don't know fine new roads will move the needle and generate sales a lot will depend on how it's executed. But fine new roads seems to be the modern day universal translation of see the USA in your Chevrolet. Which was very easy to understand. And very successful. -- Edward -- and that's tough IC. They said and thank you for watching all the flaws. We'll see you back here on Monday.

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