The average engine size for North American-built light vehicles for the U.S. market continues to get bigger, along with the cylinder count. But as average engines grow more powerful, they also are becoming more concentrated in the 3.0L to 4.9L range, with fewer gas-guzzlers in the 5L-range and above. Furthermore, the 3.0L-4.9L range likely will continue to grow at least over the next two years, based on a look at new ’03 vehicles in the U.S. market and those coming for ’04. Light ...

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