North American car and truck output for the U.S. market continues to swing in favor of 4-door models, a Ward's analysis of final '98 model production data shows (see insert). Of a total 6.6 million passenger cars built in '98, 5.3 million, or 79.9%, were 4-door models. That compares with 78.5%, 5.5 million units, of the 7.0 million cars assembled in '97. Within the 4-door group there was a slight shift away from wagons to sedans. In '98, wagons accounted for just 2.5% of all cars built, ...
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