The average fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the U.S. in October hit 24.9 mpg (9.5 L/100 km) according the WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index, a 2.5% improvement from year-ago and 18.9% better than the index base score set in fourth-quarter 2007. National gasoline prices fell for the fourth consecutive month. Consistent drops in fuel prices normally correspond with an increase in sales of heavier vehicles, but while consumers did buy more light trucks, they chose the more ...

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