There were no major surprises among market segmentation trends in the U.S. for 2002. Light-truck sectors continued to gain share with cross/utility vehicles leading the charge, while cars and minivans continued to decline. BMW X5 part of fastest-growing vehicle segment in America. Overall, trucks held 51.8% of the light-vehicle market in 2002, up from the previous high in 2001 of 50.8%. (see related data: Sales Segmentation Data) CUVs jumped to a 7.4% share from 5.9% in ...

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