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Vehicle sales in every major segment declined during September, dropping to their lowest levels since 1993.
Market composition is shifting with the influx of compact vehicles and the decline in light-truck and SUV sales. Light-vehicle market share for compact cars has increased from 33.2% of the market to 37.3% over the course of the year. Conversely, large vehicles have contracted from 27.7% to 23.4% of the total market in response to tightening budgets and high operating costs.
The light-truck segment as a whole has had a strong presence at the last two SEMA Shows. Accelerated by new pickup and SUV sales growth through 2005, many specialty-equipment manufacturers geared up their product offering for light trucks during the following couple of years. As a result, the 2006 and 2007 SEMA Shows were heavily influenced by the light-truck and off-road markets.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has reported a decrease in the amount of miles driven. Motorists have put the brakes on recreational driving for the ninth consecutive month, reacting sharply when fuel prices peaked at a national average of $4 per gallon.
Honda has announced plans to develop and build gasoline-electric hybrid motorcycles for market launch within the next two years. In September, Honda and Yamaha set launch dates for electric motorcycles (according to Reuters, Yamaha will launch in 2010, with Honda following a year later), fueling a competition to reign in new customers and set new standards for mobility.
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