America’s obsession with super-size cars seems to be running out of gas. The Daily Green reports on the seven signs of the SUV apocalypse:
- The numbers: Sales of small cars were up 11% in the first half of the year, while SUV and truck sales were down by 14% and 23%, respectively.
- The demand: The unofficial waiting list for GM’s new electric offering, the Chevy Volt, is 33,000-strong.
- The retirees: With its sales down 23%, Chrysler is putting the brakes on production of the classic Jeep Grand Cherokee at a Detroit plant; Ford will stop making its F-Series at a Mexican location.
- The stock on the lot: Used-car lots tout the great-mileage angle above all else; salesmen tempt owners of fuel-efficient rides like the Chevy Prism with attractive trade-in deals.
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