The predicted resurgence of rear-wheel-drive passenger cars in the U.S. market has come to fruition, as new cars with this “classic” driveline layout proliferate in all luxury, large and specialty segments. Ward's documents the growth of RWD cars – excluding any type of light truck, SUV or cross/utility vehicle, many of which still are derived from RWD light-truck platforms – from 2000 through the first half of this year. Total share of the U.S. car market attributed to RWD cars rose ...

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