U.S. light vehicle sales ended the best first half in history with record June sales, marking 21 of the last 22 months in which deliveries outdid the same year-ago period. There was no letup in large sport/utility vehicle (SUV) sales despite higher pump prices, but large pickups did decline for a second consecutive month — the first time that's happened since February 1998. Market share for cars increased to 52.1% in June compared to like-1999's 51.9%, the first time since January that car ...

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