Gasoline prices may be edging upward but sales of sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) show no signs of slowing, which has auto executives feeling upbeat about this year. SUVs nearly doubled their share of light vehicle sales in 1999, to 18.8% through November from 10.3% in 1994, providing automakers with record profits and helping offset weaker performances from the car side of the business. How much growth the SUV segment has left is anyone's guess, but there won't be any shortage of choices. ...

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