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USA
Itís the big SUV comeback 
Published: Thu, 17th Mar 2016 19:49:08 GMT
 

Ford Explorer USA flag US Light Truck Sales AID NEWSLETTER

Sales share of SUV-Crossovers, thanks to cheap fuel, zooms to new all-time record

Americaís new car sales in the two months to February this year picked up where they left off from last yearís bumper result, with Light-Trucks leaving conventionally bodied passenger cars like Toyotaís sector leading Camry way behind in the dust. 

In particular, thus echoing the trends witnessed of late in major global car sales regions such as China and Western Europe, SUVs are continuing to act as a major magnet. 

Their rekindled popularity is such that in the two months to February this year the US sales share of SUV-Crossovers ballooned to 37.6 per cent, setting yet another all-time record. 

Put into perspective, thatís almost twice the sales share seen in the US at the millennium change. 

With average US pump prices now hovering well below the critical $2 level compared with close on $2.5 at the same time last year, it comes hardly as a surprise to market observers that Americaís consumers are flocking back to their beloved Light-Trucks in droves
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