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Crossover utility vehicles overtake cars as the most popular light-duty vehicle type

light-duty vehicle sales by class and U.S. average gasoline prices, as explained in the article text
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Retail Gasoline and Diesel Prices and Wards Automotive
Note: CUVs are crossover utility vehicles, and SUVs are sport utility vehicles.

Trends in the sales shares of new light-duty vehicles by vehicle type have continued as the crossover utility vehicle (CUV) share of light-duty vehicles has increased, largely at the expense of cars, despite increases in gasoline prices over the previous two years. In each month since September 2017, sales of CUVs have exceeded those of cars, a class that includes sedans, hatchbacks, and sports cars.

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