"There were just under 241 million cars and light trucks in the U.S. at the beginning of 2012, fewer light vehicles than on Jan. 1, 2007. From 1997 to 2007, the vehicle population in the U.S. rose one-quarter, up more than 47 million. Since 2007, there has been no growth in cars and light trucks on U.S. roads, just a five-year vehicle population plateau with only minor annual variations. This will have many aftermarket consequences for years to come." Read Lang Aftermarket Insight for complete analysis.