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Have U.S. Drivers Reached Filling Point of No Return?

As a percentage of total U.S. auto sales, sales of light trucks -- a category that includes SUVs -- peaked at 55% in 2005. Since then, more people have been shifting to smaller vehicles. So far this year, light trucks have accounted for 47% of auto sales.

A drop from 55% to 47% is hardly paradigm changing, yet. It means that (a small) half of new cars (admittedly a slightly declining number itself right now) are still light trucks.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jun 18th, 2008 at 08:46:09 AM EST

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