North American automakers built 1,492,113 light vehicles in April, 5.3% above like-2014, and a 13-year high for the month. Car output rose 8.7% to 619,122 units. Year-to-date, production was up 3.1%. Light trucks saw a smaller gain, 3.0%, but reached a best-ever-April result of 872,991 vehicles. Over the first four months of this year, light-truck builds were 2.5% higher than in 2014. FCA posted its first year-over-year decline of 2015, slipping 3.1%. General Motors also had a small drop ...

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