With U.S. light vehicle sales running at an almost unbelievable 17.8 million-unit seasonal rate last month (see story below), some industry watchers expected North American output to run even higher than the record 4,284,000 units posted in the industry's first official October-December plan last week (see p.2 for complete data). The fourth-quarter schedule, which surpasses year-ago's 4,283,000 units and edges past third quarter on a daily rate basis by 1.3% (71,374 units vs. 70,467), runs ...

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