IRVINE, CA – Jim Press, chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., says he's confident cross/utility vehicles (CUVs) will capture 50% or more of the SUV segment in the "not too distant future." Toyota says CUVs, such as the RAV4, eventually will capture 50% of SUV sales. CUV buyers will come from segments other than just off-road enthusiasts. "Non off-roaders are still the biggest market," he says. Overall, Press forecasts combined Toyota and Lexus sales will ...

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