The number of light vehicles in operation in the U.S. will increase by 16 million units between now and mid-2008 to 234.4 million, says R.L. Polk & Co. Of the total light vehicles on the road in 2008, passenger cars will make up 54.7%, down from 60% today, Polk says. “Light-truck sales have recently outnumbered passenger-car sales,” notes Dave Goebel, analytic consultant and model builder for Polk. “We also know from our research that light trucks last longer than cars, and that more ...

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