VIENNA — While the emerging markets in South America and Asia saw automotive sales drop, Eastern European sales stayed on track despite turmoil in Russia. Poland continued its reign as the largest auto market in Central Europe, with sales of 515,000 units during 1998. While less drastic than last year's 28% increase, 1998 saw 7.8% more vehicles sold. For 1999, sales are expected to increase another 4%. Fiat SpA, the traditional sales leader in Poland, saw that lead diminished last year ...

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