U.S. light-vehicle sales in August rode to their 12th consecutive monthly increase and seventh straight monthly record, paving the way for the traditional model year period to finish at an all-time high. August light-vehicle sales totaled 1,480,128 for a daily selling rate (DSR) of 56,928, 20.4% ahead of same-month 1998's 47,275 — 26 selling days both periods. Excluding General Motors Corp.'s results — 63.6% above year-ago — due to the effects of parts plant strikes last year that slashed ...

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