DETROIT – U.S. import car buyers were warming up to hatchbacks in ’01, while wagon penetration slid precipitously during the year, Ward’s data on import sales by body style, engine size and factory-installed equipment shows. The overall market penetration of import 2-door hatchbacks rose by 0.01% during the ’01 model year, while the penetration of import wagons fell 1.6% during the same period. With many auto makers poised to introduce a number of wagon-like derivatives in the coming ...
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