YPSILANTI, MI – Expect a cold front from Canada to blow through the U.S. light-truck market, says Sean McAlinden, Center for Automotive Research chief economist. Volatile gasoline prices, increasingly strict fuel-economy mandates and the resulting proliferation of electrified vehicles favor small cars – the preferred segment of Canadian buyers. The only major difference is Canadians have an affinity for hatchbacks. “We like trunks,” McAlinden says during a CAR-sponsored briefing. A ...
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