U.S. light-vehicle sales in December strolled to their 16th consecutive increase from the same year-ago month, as the industry ended the century by notching a new all-time calendar year high in 1999. Light vehicle sales totaled 1.393 million units in December for a daily selling rate (DSR) of 53,561, 4.3% above like-1998's 51,370 (26 selling days both periods). December's seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) was 17.35 million, compared to the prior month's 17.09 million and year-ago's ...

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