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UNITED KINGDOM
Crossover sales feast - UK records just 
keep tumbling

Fastest growing UK car segment - UK’s status-driven followers of fashion

Published: Tue, 17 June 2014 18:19:59 GMT
 

UK SUV Crossover display AID

The sense of gloom portrayed by Europe’s progressively shrinking car market, dragged down last year to a two-decade low, has at least lost some sting following news that one sector more than any other has continued to ride against otherwise worsening odds.

Ask any senior autoindustry manager to name that trendbucking sector in Europe’s otherwise woeful looking car market, and most, if not all of them, would think of affordable SUV-Crossovers.

So it comes as no surprise that with few exceptions most carmakers, including Germany’s already highflying prestige carmakers, invested heavily to produce not one, two, or even three such products. 

That’s a mushrooming Crossover range of all sizes and shapes to suit the wallets and tastes of dedicated followers of prevailing automotive fashion, wherever they may be.

As a result, Europe’s already heavily congested urban jungles are crammed increasingly with trendy Crossovers. 

With a large proportion fitted with fashionable all-wheel-drive, these taller than average trendy motors mainly serve as the main transport of average-sized folk for work, shopping or the daily
school-run
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