As record prices flashed across the nation’s gasoline pumps, the trend toward smaller, thriftier engines gained more momentum than any time in a decade, according to a Ward’s survey of North American light-vehicle production. Engines with displacements of less than 4.0L – in 4-, 5- and 6-cyl. configurations – account for 69.5% of ’08 output. That’s an 8.9% hike from the previous model year’s 63.7% total and well above the 10-year average of 61.2%. Related document: Domestic Light-Vehicle ...

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