The Ward's U.S. light vehicle segmentation for the '01 model year (see insert for detail) includes a new segment group for hybrid vehicles that have been helping to blur the difference between what traditionally has been called a car or truck in the U.S. market. The new crossover/utility vehicle (CUV) segment includes mostly vehicles that previously were listed as sport/utility vehicles (SUVs), as well as the Chrysler PT Cruiser, which had been included in the small van segment. CUVs will ...

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