From 2007 to 2017 new light-duty vehicle sales increased from 16.1 million to 17.1 million vehicles – an increase of 6.5%. In this time frame, crossover vehicle sales have increased by 116.9% while sales of most other vehicle types declined. Sales of new cars, sport utility vehicles, and vans have declined by more than 15%. Pickup sales increased by a modest 2.8% in the ten-year period.
Note: A crossover is a vehicle built on a car platform that has features of a sport-utility vehicle. Examples of crossovers include the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V.
Source: Ward’s Automotive.
Percent Change in New Sales by Vehicle Type, 2007-2017
|Vehicle Type||Percent Change|
|Sport utility vehicles||-27.6%|
|All light-duty vehicles||6.5%|