The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Four-Cylinder Vehicles Surpass 50 Percent for First Time

July 18, 2008

WESTLAKE, CA – Sales of new cars and light trucks equipped with four-cylinder engines climbed to 51 percent of all new-vehicle sales in June, the highest level on record and the first time four-cylinder products have captured more than half of the market, according to the Power Information Network (PIN).

This rate has jumped five percentage points in just one month. Four-cylinder penetration climbed to almost 80 percent in June in the small crossover and midsize sedan segments, which are two of the largest segments in the industry. In contrast, sales of eight-cylinder vehicles dropped industry-wide to just 13 percent in June, driven in part by a shift to six cylinder powertrains in the large sedan market. 

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All
Sponsored by

BBL Fleet offers total fleet management solutions including acquisition, lease, financing, fuel and maintenance management, remarketing, accident, driver safety management, analytics, transactional data management, driver/fleet admin tools, reporting, and telematics.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher