DEARBORN, MI – Rising gasoline prices are not to blame for the recent U.S. market shift away from pickups and SUVs toward more fuel-efficient small cars, a market analyst says. Instead, Americans are downsizing because of overall economic uncertainty, and fuel economy remains well down the list of key features buyers look for when choosing one type or brand of vehicle over another, Alex Edwards, president-automotive of market-research firm Strategic Vision, says at an automotive outlook ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Economy, Not Fuel Prices Seen as Causing Market Shift to Smaller Cars" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!


For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Amber McLincha by email: amclincha@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2622
 

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.