Oldsmobile's sales will be about 15% lower in 2000, dropping to “the lower 300,000s,” General Manager Karen Francis tells Ward's in an interview. Olds' sales this year are running at a 350,000 unit annual rate, with every model except the new-for '99 Alero and Silhouette trailing 1998 levels. Moreover, Olds recently discontinued the Cutlass and 88 models, which together contributed 55,010 sales through October. Olds hopes to recapture some lost ground, however, when the all-new '01 ...

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