Ford says high U.S. fuel prices slow big SUV sales


DETROIT, March 23 (Reuters) - Sales of big sport utility vehicles peaked about three years ago and high U.S. gasoline prices are contributing to their industrywide decline, a senior Ford Motor Co. official said on Wednesday. "There is a shift down from the larger sport utilities, what we would call the medium and ... the large and heavy sport utilities, down toward the small and the crossover categories," said Earl Hesterberg, Ford's head of North American marketing and sales. "There are ...

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