Factory installation rates for domestically made vehicles built for the '99 model year confirm the rising demand by U.S. consumers for high-powered vehicles: big-displacement engines are at long-time highs, with smaller engines at long-time lows in terms of market penetration. For '99 that trend was true in both cars and trucks, although trucks — driven by increased output of large pickups and sport/utility vehicles — still are most responsible for the boost in usage of big engines. ...

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