Lang Aftermarket Insight: Foreign vehicles roll to a majority of annual miles

11/15/2012

"Foreign nameplates in operation average greater fuel efficiency than their domestic counterparts. In addition, foreign nameplates comprise a majority within vehicle age groups averaging the highest annual driving (six years and younger) by U.S. consumers. These two factors are pushing foreign nameplates toward a majority of annual light vehicle mileage on U.S. roads. Lang Marketing projects foreign nameplate cars and light trucks will be driven more miles by Americans in 2016 than all domestic light vehicles. With foreign nameplates likely to expand their new vehicle sales share over the next five years, this mileage trend seems irreversible." View Lang Aftermarket Insight for complete analysis.

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