Oldsmobile won't achieve its ambitious sales goal in 1999, but it plans on increasing deliveries via unique marketing efforts and says there are signs it has a strong future as a top import fighter for General Motors Corp. Oldsmobile sales likely will hit 360,000 units this year, says Peter Kosak, Oldsmobile strategic planning manager. That's far short of the 400,000 units it anticipated selling in 1999 (see Ward's Automotive Reports — Jan. 18, '99, p.3). Olds blames production problems ...

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