Low fuel prices combined with larger engines that achieve improved mileage helped push V-8 and V-10 installations up on '99 model light trucks, a Ward's analysis shows. Based on production of '99 models through March, V-8s were installed on 38.7% of all light trucks built in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for the U.S. market (see insert for complete data). That compares to 37.6% for entire 1998. The Dodge Dakota showed the largest percentage gain in V-8 installations, climbing to 33.9% from ...

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