The Sudden Death Of The SUV

<p>Gas-guzzling SUVs no longer rule the U.S. auto market.</p>
June 12, 2008, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"What's surprising isn't that SUVs are dead, but how quickly they fell...The major automakers have in the past year or so vowed to ramp up production of passenger cars, and industry watchers predicted sales of passenger cars would surpass those of trucks within in a couple of years. Instead, it happened almost overnight as fuel prices raced toward, and then surpassed, $4 a gallon...There will always be a market for pickup trucks and SUVs among contractors, law-enforcement agencies and the like, but Satori Aoki, chairman of Honda Motor Co., predicts the trend away from them is here to stay."

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Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 in Wired Autopia
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