Apr 5, 2018

Pickup nation: Carmakers move away from the passenger car

Ford F-150 trucks

New Ford F-150 pickups pass through inspection at a Michigan factory: Jeff Kowalsky / Bloomberg via Getty Images

"GM to stop production of the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford plans to end U.S. sales of Fiesta and Taurus amid Detroit’s broader exodus from passenger cars," the Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias and Christina Rogers report. "[S]mall cars have fallen out of favor amid low gasoline prices and efficiency improvements in SUVs. Now, large sedans also are on the chopping block."

A killer stat: "Sedans, coupes and other car categories accounted for 37% of U.S. sales last year, down from 51% in 2012."

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