A sales rush in the 12th month by General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac Div. helped the opulent vehicle maker retain its U.S. luxury sales crown after it was widely believed lost to Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln Div. According to final 1998 sales figures, Cadillac held off a strong push by Lincoln (187,343 vs. 187,121 units). But in 1999, Lincoln adds its LS sedan to the mix. Also, Mercedes-Benz, with 1998 sales totaling 170,925 units, no longer can be discounted as just a niche maker with capacity ...

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